Customs and Border Protection seized dozens of boxes of horse medications at US-Mexico border

The seized products (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized dozens of boxes of horse medications and supplements at the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this week.

CBP officers at the El Paso port of entry seized the contraband items Thursday at approximately 12 p.m. when a U.S. citizen, 44, entered Texas from Mexico and declared vitamins.

Upon an inspection CBP officers found a large box containing a variety of prescription animal supplements and horse medications -- veterinary medications considered a class three narcotic steroid and prohibited from entry, according to a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

CBP officers seized the products and issued the man a $500 civil penalty.

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