Beagle detects roasted pig head in baggage at Atlanta airport
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A US Customs and Border Protection beagle found a roasted pig’s head in baggage at the world’s busiest airport.
A 6-year old US Customs and Border Protection beagle named Hardy detected a roasted pig head in checked luggage at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
The owner of the 2-pound cooked pig head was travelling from Ecuador.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says pork from other continents are not allowed into the United States in an effort to avoid introducing foot and mouth disease, classical swine fever and other animal diseases.
“Our best defense against destructive pests and animal diseases is to prevent the entry of prohibited agriculture products from entering the United States,” Carey Davis, CBP’s area port director for the Port of Atlanta said.
The pig head was seized and destroyed.