Monday, April 25, 2005

Is That Bologna In Your Pants. . . .

According to CNN, US customs agents stopped a man attempting to smuggle 854 pounds of bologna into the United States from Mexico (full story here). Apparently, processed bologna rolls cost about $7 or $8 dollars in Mexico, but can be sold for four times that here in the US. The hombre had 80 rolls in his suitcases.

I've heard of smuggling cocaine, marijuana, animals, etc., but never bologna. I wonder if this sort of thing goes on regularly. Is there a smoked meat black market (there actually was a fairly significant black market for meat in both the United States and Europe during WWII)? I'm a big fan of Wunderbar Bologna which retails at Giant Foods for $2.99/lb. I always thought that was dirt cheap compared to the $8.00/lb. smoked turkey. Apparently I should have been buying my bologna in Mexico for .80/lb. Damnit, I've really been getting screwed in my bologna purchases. Weed can't possibly be marked-up that much too, can it?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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optimus crime said...

If discount grey-market non-shade grown mexican processed deli meats are allowed to enter our borders, the terrorists have already won.