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Iguana meat seized at U.S.-Mexico border

Iguana Border officers near San Diego stopped a man attempting to move 159 pounds of iguana meat from Mexico, officials said Wednesday.

The 37-year-old American citizen was stopped June 7 at the Otay Mesa crossing with the reptile meat hidden in coolers under fish.

He initially declared the fish, but U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers pulled him aside for further inspection.

Inside his three large coolers, they found pink iguana meat under a layer of fish.

The meat was turned over to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents, and the man was arrested. His name was not released.

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Photo: Seized iguana meat. Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

 
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