Staff Report | DFW Newsflash | May 2021
The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) captured and demolished packages of chicken lollipops with rawhide stems at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on April 14. The chicken-flavored pet treats shipped from Hong Kong to Highland, Texas and were marked on the manifest as men’s sweaters.
When CBP Officers apprehended the shipment, they found 93 lollipops covered in bright candy wrappers imprinted with dog-faced cartoons. After the package was confiscated, officers quickly used steam sterilization to eradicate the lollipops.
Dallas CBP port director Tim Lemaux stated their first priority is to protect the nation’s agricultural industry and that consumers do not always recognize the harm of some international goods.