Officials are seeing a jump in contraband; 73% in Los Angeles

Customs and Border Protection is seeing a huge jump in prohibited items that put all of agriculture at risk.

Agents in LA recently seized live centipedes labeled as earphones and dried sea cucumbers labeled as dried food. They have now been turned over to the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The LA field office says that it saw a 73 percent increase in contraband last year. Officials worry these products could introduce foreign pests and diseases that could threaten U.S. ag.


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