PA Smugglers End up with 90,000 Broken Eggs (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu 06/06/12)
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An attempt by Palestinian Authority Arabs to smuggle from Samaria
(Shomron) 90,000 eggs with faked stamps of approval was foiled by
inspectors who found them hidden behind mattresses.
Illegal trafficking of meat, eggs, vegetables, animals and other
items that could endanger the health of millions of Israelis is
common at Judea and Samaria checkpoints.
The smugglers apparently thought they might get away scot-free by
travelling in the wee hours of the night, but the inspectors were
alert and ready.
They stooped the smugglers´ truck, which was loaded with mattresses.
Perhaps working with advanced information, the inspectors began
moving away the mattresses, one by one, and found the illegal stash –
The passage of the truck through the checkpoint between Karnei
Shomron and Kalkilya, next to Kfar Saba, was well planned, with all
of the eggs bearing a faked stamp of a well-known and reliable firm
that marks every egg as being approved for consumption.
The fake stamp hides the origin of the eggs, which were hatched
without proper supervision.
A Health Department official said, “With every time we catch the
smugglers, we notice that they use increasingly sophisticated methods
that can endanger the health of the public. It is prohibited to ship
Palestinian Authority eggs to the general market in Israel because
there is no local veterinary supervision of the chickens and we have
no ability to supervise the sanitary conditions and proper
refrigeration." (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/06/12)
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