Egg Seizures Spike At Southern Border As Prices Soar Across United States: Officials

“My advice is, don’t bring them over,” CBP Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Charles Payne told Border Report. “If you fail to declare them or try to smuggle them, you face civil penalties.”

Border officials announced the latest figures as the price for a dozen grade A large eggs hit approximately $4.25 in December, which totals about a 140% increase from the same month last year, the Daily Mail reported.

Amid the surge in dairy prices, Payne said egg seizures by CPB officers had become more common at the border in the past few months.