300 pounds of smuggled yak meat, dung pods, and seeds seized at JFK airport

(U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

A huge shipment of smuggled yak meat from Nepal, hidden in sweaters, shawls, and pants, was seized by Customs officials at JFK airport this week.

Agents took about 291 pounds of the meat, as well as dung pods and plants seeds.

Yak meat is not allowed to be imported into the U.S., under a law that bans ruminant products from countries that have foot and mouth disease, and other infectious cattle viruses.

Officials released a statement, reading:

"Foot and mouth disease is a worldwide concern that can spread quickly and cause significant economic damage."

They added that some seeds are also banned because of their potential to contaminate other plants.

Back in January two Mongolian women were busted in Washington, D.C. for smuggling horse meat, yak milk, and other meat hidden in juice boxes.

Smuggled meats can't be good for the stomach. There's a reason why we have meat rules!

Read more at the New York Post.

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