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$1,600 Worth of Iguana Meat Confiscated at Texas-Mexico Border

Somebody's going to be waiting a l-o-n-g time for their tamales.

Two ice chests on a bus from Mexico bound for Texas have yielded nearly 58 pounds of alleged iguana meat hidden in corn dough, which is normally used in tamales.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Tuesday announced the seizure by agriculture specialists at the Laredo Port of Entry.

Iguana meat, a popular food in Mexico and Central America, is difficult to find in the United States.

Luggage was being examined at the Lincoln-Juarez International Bridge when the undeclared food items, worth nearly $1,600, were discovered.

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A female passenger was questioned and processed for return to Mexico.

The case has been turned over to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service special agents for further investigation.

Based on reporting by The Associated Press.

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