US Customs reports uptick in egg smuggling

The shortage is partially caused by the avian flu, which has wiped out millions of egg-laying hens.

News 12 Staff

Jan 24, 2023, 3:49 AM

Updated 483 days ago

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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.


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