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Biden Economy – Egg Smuggling Up At US-Mexico Border As Prices Skyrocket


You can’t make this up America.

In addition to the massive increase in phenol, human trafficking, cartel members, and economic refugees streaming across the US/Mexico border, an increase in Egg smuggling is also being reported too.

Authorities on the border are seeing more seizures of eggs and poultry as people continue to try and bring the much-needed foods into the United States amid soaring costs.

Egg prices have tripled in the US amid the double whammy of inflation and a hen shortage. South of the border, eggs sell for as little as $3 for a 30-piece container, while north of the border, sky-high prices make eggs a “luxury item.”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports a 108% increase in seized egg products and poultry at ports of entry from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 of last year, according to Border Report, a news outlet that focuses on the southern border.

At $3.40, a 30-count carton of eggs is a steal in Juarez, Mexico, these days. Unfortunately, federal law prohibits Americans from bringing raw eggs or poultry across the border. That has not stopped people from trying as the price of eggs skyrockets in the United States.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports a 108 percent increase in seized egg products and poultry at ports of entry from Oct. 1 to Dec 31 of last year. The price of a dozen eggs rose from $3.50 to $5.30 during that period as avian flu forced producers to put down 43 million egg-laying hens, according to the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“My advice is, don’t bring them over,” CBP Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Charles Payne told the outlet. “If you fail to declare them or try to smuggle them, you face civil penalties.”

San Diego’s CBS8 reported:

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“People are taking advantage of egg prices in Tijuana, but the director of field operations for CBP has alerted the public about the possibility of fines.”

In December, a carton of 12 eggs increased by over 64% in Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico, according to retail data firm Datasembly, which collects real-time data from over 200 retailers across North America including Walmart, Kroger, and Target.

The average cost for a dozen grade-A eggs in November was $3.59, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A year ago, the average cost for the same cartoon was $1.72, labor department data shows

Jennifer De La O, the director of field operations for the CBP’s San Diego office, tweeted Monday that officials there have noticed an increase in the seizure of raw eggs.

“As a reminder, uncooked eggs are prohibited entry from Mexico into the U.S. Failure to declare agriculture items can result in penalties of up to $10,000,” she wrote.

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