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Chicken feather, blood mask seized at border

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A sleep mask covered in dried blood and chicken feathers was seized at the Nogales border Tuesday.

The border patrol officers who intercepted it said the people driving in from Mexico got the mask from a curandero, or "native healer," as a remedy for insomnia.

The mask was seized and destroyed because of the potential threat of spreading Avian Disease.

The people in the car were not fined.

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