Someone at LAX was Busted for Bringing in 450 Illegal Tamales from Mexico

The holidays are almost upon us and you know what that means…

Pretty soon, this will be your diet:

Recently, someone at Los Angeles International Airport had their tamal dreams ruined.  A passenger who stocked up for tamal season tried to bring in 450 pork tamales through customs.

Credit: US Customs and Border Protection

Why 450? Well, because everyone knows…

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But US Customs and Border Protection agents had one thing to say:

The passenger was fined $1,000 for “commercial activity with the intent to distribute” the tamales.

The US Customs and Border Protection said they’re not tamal grinches:

Credit: US Customs and Border Protection

“Although tamales are a popular holiday tradition, foreign meat products can carry serious animal diseases from countries affected by outbreaks of Avian Influenza, Mad Cow and Swine Fever,” Anne Maricich, the Acting Director of CBP Field Operations in L.A. told ABC7.com.

Not only was the passenger fined, according to officials, the tamales were later “destroyed.”

No word on what “destroyed” means, but here’s a guess:

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