K-9 Beagle Intercepts a Roasted Pig at World's Busiest Airport

By Susan Jones | October 16, 2018 | 10:07am EDT
A K-9 Beagle named Hardy poses with his prize -- a roasted pig's head intercepted in the checked bag of a traveler from Ecuador. (Photo: CBP website)

(CNSNews.com) - On a typical day, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agriculture specialists intercept all kinds of banned items coming into the country, but rarely something like this: A roasted pig's head found in the luggage of a traveler from Ecuador.

A Beagle K-9 named "Hardy" was on duty at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport last Thursday when he sniffed out the two-pound pig's head in checked luggage.

Agents seized the illicit BBQ and destroyed it, after allowing Hardy to pose for a photo with his trophy.

Pork and pork products from other continents are among CBP's list of prohibited items, in this case, to prevent the introduction of swine-borne diseases.

In fact, all fruit, vegetable and food products must be declared upon entry into the U.S.

"Our best defense against destructive pests and animal diseases is to prevent the entry of prohibited agriculture products from entering the United States,” said Carey Davis, CBP Area Port Director for the Port of Atlanta. “This seizure at ATL illustrate the tremendous expertise of our four-legged K-9 partners in protecting the United States."

Hardy is a six-year-old rescue Beagle that joined CBP in Atlanta after training at the National Detectors Dog Training Center in Newnan, Ga.

Good dog, Hardy!

Hardy, the rescue Beagle, is now employed as a K-9 sniffer at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport. (Photo: CBP)

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