Having the job of a United States Customs and Border Protection agent can't be easy and I just found the perfect example of why that's true.

What Is A U.S. Customs And Border Protection Agent?

Before I get the story started, I think it's important to know what a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent does and how they protect our country. The United States would not be safe without them.

According to cbp.gov,

Office of Field Operations (OFO) is the largest component in CBP and is responsible for border security—including anti-terrorism, immigration, anti-smuggling, trade compliance, and agriculture protection—while simultaneously facilitating the lawful trade and travel at 328 U.S. ports of entry that is critical to our nation’s economy.


Dismembered Goat And More Found In Luggage At O'Hare

Earlier this week, United States Customs Agents at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago stopped two travelers from bringing illegal items into the country. Their luggage contained some pretty disgusting contraband. They were coming in from the Republic of Congo.

According to patch.com,

The two passengers, who were not identified, were told to report to U.S. Customs agriculture agents after their luggage was found to include one pound of unknown animal meat, two pounds of garden eggs, and 15 pounds of goat parts including the trachea, heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, and entire digestive system, the agency said in a news release.

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What Happened To The Illegal Items Found In The Suitcase At O'Hare?

The passengers were sent to U.S. Customs Agriculture Agents for further investigation. Officials confiscated the illegal materials and destroyed them. It's not allowed to be brought into the United States. If you ever have any questions about things you can bring back to our country, HERE.

According to wgntv.com,

There are real dangers these items can have if they are introduced in the U.S. economy.


If one prohibited item enters the U.S. it could have dangerous ecological or economical results.

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