2 Men Detained At Canadian Border For Hours Over Chocolate Eggs
SEATTLE (CBS Seattle) — Two men were detained at the Canadian border for more than two hours for trying to cross into the United States with chocolate eggs.
Brandon Loo and Christopher Sweeney told KOMO-TV that they picked up Kinder Eggs – a chocolate egg with a toy inside that are actually banned from being imported into the United States – to give to family and friends.
U.S. border agents found the eggs when they searched their car.
“(The agent) said, ‘Are you aware kinder eggs are illegal in the United States and carry a $2,500 fine per egg?’ And I actually laughed,” Sweeney told KOMO.
The two ended up being held for two-and-a-half hours in the detention center.
“We were a little bit worried waiting there in line that this could be something horrible,” Sweeney told the station. “I mean, there are people with guns all around you.”
The Kinder Eggs were not confiscated the two men were let off with a warning.
“They wasted our time,” Sweeney told KOMO. “They wasted the money spent on the agents to do this and there are other cars that went through without checking them at all.”