OTAY MESA (CNS) – Officers seized 159 pounds of iguana meat brought into the country at the Otay Mesa border crossing, U.S. Customs and Border Protections announced Wednesday.
On June 7, at about 3:30 p.m., a 37-year-old U.S. citizen arrived at vehicle processing at the Otay Mesa passenger port of entry, according to Jackie Wasiluk, spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The man declared he had brought fish from Mexico and upon further investigation officers found three coolers with iguana meat hidden under fish, Wasiluk said.
The meat was turned over to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.