US Customs and Border Protection officials stopped a shipment of almost 4,000 bongs arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport.
The shipment was headed to an address in Los Angeles County, California where the use of recreational marijuana is legal, however, the shipment was stopped as it breached US importation laws.
CBP import specialists stated in a release: “the glass bongs violated U.S. laws on the importation of drug paraphernalia.” That’s right, even though it is perfectly legal to smoke weed in Washington, the US federal government draw the line at importing any device that could make it a little more convenient.
Luckily for any unhappy customers, we have found an informative YouTube video to teach you how to roll a joint, and it only takes four minutes and 20 seconds.
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The shipment was worth $56,000 and arrived from China on October 2nd labelled “gravity pipes” according to the CBP. Officers detained the shipment and submitted documentation and photos of the goods to CBP’s international trade experts to question the legality of the import.
If only the CBP were your parents that time you tried to tell them your bong was an “oil pourer”.
It wasn’t until the 17th of November that the import specialists reported back to the officers confirming that the bongs violated the US importation laws.
CBP officers screen international passengers and cargo for “illicit narcotics, unreported currency, weapons, counterfeit consumer goods, prohibited agriculture, and other illicit products that could potentially harm the American public, U.S. businesses, and our nation’s safety and vitality,” the release said.
Last month, CBP officers in Texas seized more than $960,000 USD worth of cocaine, weighing almost 57kgs.
Sounds like CBP officers will have a great Christmas party this year.