230 Pounds of Cheese Seized at U.S./Mexico Border

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CBP
One metric shitload of cheese.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is proud to report that it has prevented 230 pounds of cheese from entering the United States of America.

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No, this wasn't the typical drug-smuggling trick of hiding some meth in food products.

The reason for the cheese seizure, according to CBP, is that it was just too much friggin' cheese.

Joane Thale-Lembo, the director of the port in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, says in a statement that people are only allowed to bring in "personal quantities" of cheese, which is "something in the 10 pound range."

CBP says the cheese-carrier came through the port Friday night, and officers found three big ice chests upon inspection of the pickup truck.

Officers found "numerous bundles of undeclared cheese," according to CBP.

Don't worry, folks, the cheese has been "destroyed," according to the agency.

The attempted cheese importer, who's described as a 50-year-old permanent resident who lives in Colorado, paid a $300 fine before heading home.



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Michelle Flowers
Michelle Flowers

Hmm an attempt to use humor to cover how pathetic you look. At least this time you haven't messed up an ad that some business has paid for.

John Carter
John Carter

It's just nice to read a story where nobody died. I think all future news should include cheese in some way.

Phoenix New Times
Phoenix New Times

We're so excited about the attention to proper grammar and proofreading here on Facebook! Typos should never, ever happen, and you can be sure whoever was responsible was punished severely with a solid wood yardstick. For everyone's peace of mind, It was actually supposed to read without the "there".

Matt Mayo
Matt Mayo

"There drugs" You'd think a newspaper would hire people who can read and write.

Ron Pies
Ron Pies

We need to build that darned fence, with a cheese slicer built in.

Andrew Centrella
Andrew Centrella

While the ten policemen were busy unloading this illegal cheese, a truck full of heroin drove on through.

Jared Slaff
Jared Slaff

Damnit, now how am I gonna get my queso fix..? I can't go back to Cheddar, people! =D

John Morgan
John Morgan

..or maybe you meant No, there were no drugs stuffed into the middle of these cheese balls.

Joe Rollins
Joe Rollins

Oh no, not cheese!! What is this world coming to when people think they can just carry FOOD with them wherever they go? That man should be tossed into jail immediately.

John Morgan
John Morgan

I was just going to address that typo and ask about a job proof reading your posts

Wally
Wally

Strange stories of people on cheese have emerged over the last few months.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Will the agents who found the stash get seasons tickets to the Packers games?

mhenderson82
mhenderson82

We have so many stupid rules. Thank God they took that cheese off the streets! >_<

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@Phoenix New Times I knew what you meant. 

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