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Woman Busted With Shark Fins At San Diego Border

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists working at the San Ysidro port of entry said they stopped the illegal importation of almost 29 pounds of shark fins.

Agents said a 54-year-old Mexican citizen entered the port Wednesday as a pedestrian and was asked to place her belongings through an x-ray machine.

An agriculture specialist noticed two of the woman's bags had what appeared to be shark fins.

A special agent with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration responded to the port, took custody of the shark fins, and issued a citation to the woman for violation of the Lacey Act.

CBP said the woman's visa was cancelled, and she was returned to Mexico.