- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

PORTAL, N.D. (AP) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say a two-day special enforcement operation at the Portal Port of Entry rail facility in North Dakota uncovered multiple pests and invasive seeds.

Federal customs agriculture specialists targeted rail containers and collected 55 different types of pests, including a type of fruit fly and a type of flour beetle.

Pembina Area Port Director Jason Schmelz says the agriculture specialists are important to keeping out pests and diseases that could hurt the nation’s food production.

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