Mexican Fruit Grower Union Says U.S. Still Smuggling in Apples
According to reports from The Chihuahua Herald, the Union of Fruit Growers for the State of Chihuahua says 200 tons of U.S. ‘Golden Delicious’ apples were smuggled into Mexico through the Tijuana border in Baja, CA.
The union is seeking an investigation into how the apples, said to be brought over in 10 trailers, occurred.
Unifruit President, Elier Homero García Domínguez, says an agent reviewing import requests in customs did not find any request for the apples. García Domínguez says he believes there is corruption within the customs officials, which is how the apples were allowed into Mexico.