32 Pounds Of Rat Meat Seized At Chicago O’Hare Airport
U.S. Customs and Border Protection were in for a surprise after they discovered 32 pounds of rat meat on a passenger arriving at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Steve Bansbach, who works for Chicago’s CPB office, said the passenger had admitted that he was carrying the rat meat on his journey from the Ivory Coast.
“He declared it,” Bansbach said to Fox News. “He claimed he had meat during inspection. We found that, yes, he had African rat meat — 32 pounds of it.”
Bansbach revealed that the man was not cited, but, the meat was confiscated and destroyed to avoid any further contamination to the country as it can bring African swine fever into the United States.