US Customs reports uptick in egg smuggling
Officials warn that there is a rise in attempts to smuggle eggs from Mexico into the United States following a nationwide egg shortage.
The shortage is partially caused by the avian flu, which has wiped out millions of egg-laying hens.
It has also led to skyrocketing prices - up nearly 60% in a year.
The director of field operations with the U.S. Customs warns that trying to cross the border with uncooked eggs without informing a border official is illegal and carries a fine of up to $10,000.