October 30th, 2008 by Scott Gold
This (almost) just in from the Associated Press:
Spicy pork sausage found in ‘soiled diapers’
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Customs inspectors scored the makings of a barbecue when a 21-year-old South Texas woman declared several soiled baby diapers at a U.S.-Mexico border crossing.
Suspicious of the chunky diapers, inspectors with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the international bridge in Hidalgo found several links of spicy pork sausage, or chorizo, inside. The diapers had been folded to look soiled, according to a customs agency statement.
The Mission resident, who was not identified after the Friday night incident, was fined $300 and her chorizo was seized.
On a personal note, I’m fascinated by any news item that ends with the words like that, but doesn’t the phraze “her chorizo was seized” sound a little bit naughty, or is it just me? Props to the woman, though, for the nearly ingenious thought to hide sausage in diapers. This is clearly a person who loves her meat. I’m just sorry it didn’t succeed. You have to wonder, though…do border agents normally sniff at supposedly soiled diapers? And if so, how often do they find contraband within? And how often is that contraband actually savory Mexican delicacies?
It boggles the mind.