Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confiscated 41 boxes containing 8,387 glass and silicone weed-smoking pipes and bongs at Washington Dulles International Airport. The bongs, which are valued at over $142,000, were seized by the CBP on September 30.
The air cargo shipment arrived at Dulles, where Customs and Border Protection found thousands of bongs that were headed to Los Angeles, California. However, The importation of drug paraphernalia is prohibited by federal law, and authorities seized the bongs.
“Customs and Border Protection remains committed to facilitating lawful trade while identifying consumer goods that violate U.S. laws or illicit products that can potentially harm our nation’s citizens,” said Casey Durst, director of Field Operations for CBP’s Baltimore Field Office. “Legitimate international trade helps to sustain our nation’s economic vitality and security.”