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Border Agents Cracking Down On Cascarones
San Antonio Express-News ^
| March 29, 2013
Posted on 03/29/2013 7:38:58 AM PDT by texanyankee
As Easter and Fiesta approach, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding that border crossers are allowed only 10 cascarones each.
The confetti-filled eggshells also must be clean and dry and for personal use, CBP said this week in a news release.
Fines for importing undeclared cascarones can run as high as $1,000 per person and up to more than $50,000 for commercial use.
Cascarones are closely regulated to prevent the spread of Exotic Newcastle Disease, a highly contagious, usually fatal viral disease that affects every species of bird, the news release said. END is so virulent many birds die without having developed any signs.
This disease can kill even vaccinated poultry, CBP said, noting a 2003 outbreak in Texas and three other states cost growers and the government more than $70 million to eradicate infected flocks and implement monitoring programs.
TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: border; govt; ice
Whew....for a minute there I thought the article said they could have only 10 cajones....
posted on 03/29/2013 7:50:02 AM PDT
(If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
I need new glasses. I thought the headline said,”Border Agents Cracking Down on Casseroles”.
posted on 03/29/2013 7:50:23 AM PDT
$1000 fine? They have $1000?
posted on 03/29/2013 7:53:05 AM PDT
(To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
Well, it thought it was some new Mexican drug cartel. I guess we aren’t up on our pop culture stuff. LOL!
posted on 03/29/2013 7:53:30 AM PDT
(Barry gave the Republicans a free lunch. All the taxpayers got was a lousy tax increase.)
Border Agents Cracking Down on Casseroles.
Massive Southern Baptists crossing the border?
posted on 03/29/2013 8:33:32 AM PDT
(I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
As if you can't buy cascarones in every grocery store here. But 10? They come packaged 12 to a carton so what are you supposed to do with the extra 2, crack them on the BP’s heads? Geez, if one can infect US birds (of course birds are smart enough not to migrate over an imaginary line on a map) then obviously 10 cascarones would infect 10 times as many. Stuck on stupid. How about concentrating on drugs and real criminal activity rather than worrying about silly confetti.
posted on 03/29/2013 9:48:04 AM PDT
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