While you don't have to pass through customs when entering New Jersey, certain things are prohibited from bringing across state lines into the Garden State.

Even though your belongings don't get run through an X-ray machine, cops may search your vehicle if they are suspicious of anything.

Items Prohibited From Crossing State Lines

Certain things are fairly obvious inclusions when it comes to items prohibited from crossing any state lines, such as illegal drugs, hazardous materials, firearms and ammunition, acids and treatment chemicals, certain food products, and illegal substances like absinthe and Rohypnol.

Federal law allows for legal firearms to cross state lines, however, New Jersey law takes precedence. Certain firearms may be banned in New Jersey and even if it's legal in one state, you may not be able to bring it into New Jersey.

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Items Prohibited at Customs

Many countries have restrictions on what you can bring into that country. These restrictions may include food, pets, and medications.

Some of the items with restrictions are not so obvious. Some countries may not allow you to take certain items out of the country, like antiques, animal skins, dog or cat fur, religious artifacts, and literature.

As of August  2023, a temporary suspension was even enacted on bringing dogs into the United States from high-risk countries for dog rabies.

5 Things You Are Banned From Bringing Into New Jersey

According to New Jersey attorney Phillip J. Murphy, several items are restricted for people moving across state lines into New Jersey. Here is a look at five things you are banned from bringing into New Jersey.

5 Things You Are Banned From Bringing Into New Jersey

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