Passenger Fined $500 by US Customs for Carrying a Apple

I find this interesting.  A passenger receives an apple as a snack from a previous flight.  After going through Customs they are fined $500 for having fruit in their luggage.  The rules On the US Customs and Border Protection website, states: “All travelers entering the United States are required to declare meats, fruits, vegetables, plants, seeds, soil, animals, as well as plant and animal products (including soup or soup products) they may be carrying.”  

What do you think?  Was the fine necessary?

$500 Fine for Carrying Apple

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