Agents from US Customs and Border Protection confiscated more than two pounds of prohibited pork products that an airline passenger from Vietnam had hidden in cups of noodles at a Washington DC-area airport, authorities said Wednesday. New York Post reports.
The passenger was stopped for a second screening at Dulles Airport on Jan. 28 and told border agents that he had cup noodles in his luggage, US Customs and Border Protection said in a statement.
Agents then determined that the lids on all 25 cups of noodles had been opened, emptied, and stuffed with illegal pork sausage.
The passenger, who was headed to a location in Montgomery County Maryland, had a total of more than two pounds of sausage with him, authorities said.
A day prior at Dulles Airport, agents seized a bag of dead birds from a passenger also headed to Maryland.
The passenger said the birds were cat food, but they were not allowed into the United States out of fear they may spread avian flu, US Customs said.