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Old November 20th, 2009, 11:24 AM   #1
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Now what I am going to get for Christmas



Customs Agents Seize 316,000 Bongs Disguised as Christmas Ornaments

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,575847,00.html

LOS ANGELES Customs officials say they got a surprise when they found 316,000 glass bongs disguised as Christmas ornaments at the Los Angeles harbor.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that agents found the highly decorated drug pipes in 860 boxes shipped from China. The cargo, estimated to be worth more than $2.6 million, had been described as glass figures and Christmas ornaments.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 11:27 AM   #2
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Dood! My bong looks like a christmas ornament!

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Dood! OMG! You are so right man!

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Old November 20th, 2009, 11:31 AM   #3
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The guy in China is kicking himself right now for not stringing them together with some lights. My grandma had the minature version on her tree for years, they even did the bubbling for you :)
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Old November 20th, 2009, 11:32 AM   #4
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since when did bongs become illegal?
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Old November 20th, 2009, 11:51 AM   #5
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There's a broken bong I found in a Homeland Security bag in this house haha.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 11:54 AM   #6
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since when did bongs become illegal?
x2, couldn't they have shipped them in legitimately?
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Old November 20th, 2009, 02:06 PM   #7
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Don't really look "decorated or disguised"

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x2, couldn't they have shipped them in legitimately?

"Tobacco" pipes are legal.

However it is illegal to import , export or sell drug paraphernalia in the United States.

That's why when you go to a head shop you have to be careful what you say.

Truthfully I don't see how they can really seize and destroy them unless they were labeled as drug paraphernalia
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Old November 20th, 2009, 02:08 PM   #8
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x2, couldn't they have shipped them in legitimately?
Only thing I can think of is maybe it would cost more taxes for Bongs?
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Old November 20th, 2009, 02:09 PM   #9
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that agents found the highly decorated drug pipes in 860 boxes shipped from China. The cargo, estimated to be worth more than $2.6 million, had been described as glass figures and Christmas ornaments.
lol at the media attempting to create an unreasonable sense of fear in people.

How do they know they weren't for "Tobacco Use Only"??
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Old November 20th, 2009, 02:38 PM   #10
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Sure it would have not have been an issue if there where labeled as Tobacco pipes on the customs paper work, because there where labled as christmas goods makes them an illegal shippment.
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