Sea Cucumbers Seized by Customs Agents
Maybe U.S. Customs agents don't frequent Chung King or Bu San or
Chang's Garden for the purpose of ordering sea cucumber quite as much as some restaurant critics do. If they did, perhaps they may have been more understanding on Sunday, when agents seized 300 pounds of the cucumbers, a delicacy on many Asian menus, at the U.S.-Mexican border. According to the L.A.Times, the marine animals were discovered in the luggage of two Chinese citizens tryng to cross the border. (Unless food is declared, it's illegal to import it.) The citizens were fined. No word on what happened to the offending seafood.
Flickr/Sifu Renka stir-fried sea cucumbers