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Box of raw eggs seized from Sky Harbor passenger

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(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A passenger aboard an international flight was questioned and released at Sky Harbor after authorities found a box of raw bird eggs in her suitcase Wednesday.

Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists assigned to the Tucson Field Office referred the woman on a flight from Kenya via London for an intensive agriculture inspection upon arrival.

The box contained 103 small eggs, according to an agriculture specialist who located it.

When asked, the owner claimed they were to be used as medicine for her heart.

The prohibited eggs were seized under a regulation that restricts their importation.  

The woman was not fined but told not to carry the item on a future flight. 

The eggs were destroyed.

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