WEB EXTRA: Sniffing Out Contraband

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection
CBP Agriculture Specialist Baljeet Kaur shows necn's Ally Donnelly Chinese birds' nests, which are banned because of concerns over avian flu.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Every angle covered, as CBP Agriculture Specialist, K-9 Sarah Olson, and her partner Haven show the necn team raw chick peas infested with worms.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection
A total of 50 packets of vegetable seeds as well as 26 live plants in soil were discovered in luggage from China on March 31. Citrus plants like these can carry pests with the potential to decimate U.S. orange crops.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection
A total of 50 packets of vegetable seeds as well as 26 live plants in soli were discovered in luggage from China on March 31. The material lacked the proper documentation and was seized for destruction. A subsequent inspection resulted in eight pest interceptions.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection
These live citrus plants were seized on April 5 when someone attempted to bring them into the U.S. from Bangladesh. Eleven pest interceptions were also discovered on the live plants.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection
A total of 50 packets of vegetable seeds as well as 26 live plants in soli were discovered in luggage from China on March 31. The material lacked the proper documentation and was seized for destruction. A subsequent inspection resulted in eight pest interceptions.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection
An array of seized items in the quarantine room at Boston's Logan International Airport.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection
CBP Agriculture Specialist, K-9 Sarah Olson, and her partner Haven discover raw almonds, chick peas and grape leaves in the luggage of a family coming into the U.S. from Jordan.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection
CBP Agriculture Specialist, K-9 Sarah Olson, and her partner Haven sniff out contraband at Boston's Logan International Airport. Seizures are up 60 percent over last year.
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International flights at Boston's Logan International Airport are up 11 percent, making the tracking of what's coming into the U.S. all the more critical.
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