HUFFINGTON POST
05/18/2011 11:56 am ET Updated Jul 18, 2011

Border Patrol Makes Largest Bologna Bust Ever

Oh yes, there is in fact such thing as "contraband lunchmeat." In what is reported to be the largest bust of bologna ever at the Santa Teresa, New Mexico point of entry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 35 rolls of the pork product (385 pounds!!) from a Ciudad Juarez resident. That's enough for about 4,000 sandwiches.

Although bologna is more likely considered a mild lunchmeat rather than a hot black market item, it is prohibited to bring it into the country. Since bologna is made from pork, it has the potential to introduce foreign animal disease to the U.S. pork industry, Santa Teresa Port Director Grace Gomez told KOAT. She expands, "This seizure really stands out because when we seize bologna it is usually a small quantity or at most a roll or two."

This recent seizure is not actually Guinness World Record worthy, however. In November 2003, 81 rolls of bologna (756 pounds!!) were seized in El Paso.

Other non-traditional food seizures include 10 tons of chocolate bonbons, bushmeat and 230 pounds of snails.

See the video clip below for all the details on the bologna seizure.