Almost 4,000 bongs were seized by US Customs and Border Protection officials at Washington Dulles International Airport, according to the US government agency.
The $56,000 shipment was manifested as “gravity pipes” when it arrived from China on October 2, according to a statement released by the CBP on Wednesday.
Glass bongs were found to be in violation of U.S. laws on drug paraphernalia importation, according to a statement from CBP import specialists.
The bongs were on their way to a residence in the Los Angeles area.
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“illicit narcotics, unreported currency, weapons,” “counterfeit consumer goods,” “illegal agriculture,” and other “illicit products that could potentially harm the American public, U.S. businesses, and our nation’s safety and vitality,” according to a CBP press release.
According to CBP, officers in Pharr, Texas, recently seized nearly 125 pounds of cocaine worth over $960,000 hidden in a tractor-trailer coming from Mexico.
Last week, the CBP reported seizing $23,000 in foreign currency from a couple traveling to Ghana by plane. The couple claimed to only have $10,500 between them.
“Officers found an envelope hidden behind the zippered liner of the couple’s carry-on bag. Officers determined that the couple’s total assets were $23,641. Following their release with $641 in humanitarian assistance, officers confiscated the currency because it did not comply with U.S. currency reporting laws “said the press release
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According to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), all currency in excess of $10,000 must be reported.
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