A weevil's trip to the United States was cut short thanks to customs inspectors at LAX.
Agriculture specialists found a Pseudapion seminudum Wagner in a 640-pound shipment of organic basil, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
The insects pose a risk to agriculture, according to experts.
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The importer -- given the option of treatment, destruction or re-exporting -- chose to have the basil treated under USDA supervision.