Plant commonly used for 'Dia de Los Muertos' altars will not be

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Plant commonly used for 'Dia de Los Muertos' altars will not be allowed across U.S.-Mexico border

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YUMA, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) – Customs and Border Protection officials want to remind those of you traveling across the border about several Day of the Dead plant decorations that will not be allowed into the country.

Many people celebrate Dia de Los Muertos—or Day of the Dead—by decorating altars with Murraya or orange jasmine, to commemorate the lives of those who have died.

However, agents say Murraya is a host plant for insects that can carry diseases so it is banned from coming into the United States.

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