POSTED: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 4:56pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 6, 2012 - 12:02pm
According to federal officers, there's an increase of people trying to smuggle illegal food into the United States.
One such incident happened about a week ago at the Paso Del Norte port of entry.
Officers discovered 10 wheels of cheese hidden in the wall of a spare tire; the driver told an officer he had nothing to declare, but had 116 pounds of that cheese in his car.
We're told the driver was given a hefty fine. It's illegal to bring certain foods from Mexico into the U.S.
Customs and Border Protection said they've seen 21 smuggling attempts since december 28th of last year.