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JFK airport customs agents seize yak meat, dung pods, seeds seized

Illegal yak meat was among contraband items seized

Illegal yak meat was among contraband items seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Kennedy Airport, the agency said. Photo Credit: Customs and Border Patrol

More than 290 pounds of prohibited yak meat, dung pods and seeds were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Kennedy Airport, the agency said this week.

The contraband items -- imported from Nepal -- were hidden inside clothing, including sweaters, shawls and pants.

Importing yak meat from countries, like Nepal, that are affected by foot-and-mouth disease, is banned, according to the agency.

The shipment was captured by the Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center, based on a tip from the public.

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