U.S. Men Held At Border With Canadian Contraband

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Two Seattle men came back from a trip to Canada bearing gifts: Six chocolate eggs known as Kinder Surprise eggs because each has a plastic toy inside. But each egg carried a $2,500 fine. The men told KOMO News they were eventually allowed across without a fine, and without the eggs, which are banned in the U.S. as a choking hazard.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Two young Seattle men came back from a trip to Canada bearing gifts - six chocolate eggs known as Kinder Surprise eggs, because each has a plastic toy inside. They got their own surprise when they reached the U.S. border and agents informed them each egg carried a $2,500 fine. The men told KOMO News they were eventually allowed across without a fine and without the eggs, which are banned in the U.S. as a choking hazard. It's MORNING EDITION.

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