Burned at the Border - Unrest Continues

Dennis DeConcinni Port of Entry, Nogales, Arizona

21 January 2014

Hopes of rest were incinerated at the bridge into the U.S. on Tuesday.

Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Native Healer Insomnia Remedy Mask

Native Healer's Insomnia Remedy Mask

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agricultural officials discovered an unusual chicken feather and blood soaked insomnia remedying mask prescribed by a native healer known as a curandero.

Fearing avian disease and unwanted insects, Agricultural Program Manager, Traci Filippi, noted it contained material of a prohibitive nature.

The mask was burned at the Nogales, Arizona, Dennis DeConcinni Port of Entry where it was found during a routine Border Crossing vehicle inspection.

The vehicle occupant's penalty is no more than another sleepless night.




Unrest Continues - Border Report