The U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the Agriculture Detector dog named Hardy alerted to the baggage at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Oct. 11. CBP agriculture specialists then discovered a 2-pound cooked pig's head, which was seized and destroyed.
Check Out this Cooked Pig that @CBP K9 "Hardy" intercepted at @ATLairport Our "Beagle Brigade" is on the Front Line Keeping You Safe. read more https://t.co/KGiY2BPbCM #ATL #Atlanta #Canine #K9 pic.twitter.com/hNtaqb07pB— CBP Southeast (@CBPSoutheast) October 15, 2018
The agency says pork and pork products from other continents are not allowed into the United States in an effort to avoid introducing foot and mouth disease, classical swine fever, and other animal diseases.
CBP Area Port Director Carey Davis hailed Hardy's work as illustrating "the tremendous expertise of our four-legged K-9 partners in protecting the United States."
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