Customs and Border Protection officers at Washington Dulles International Airport seized $142,495 worth of smoking bongs from an air cargo shipment Wednesday, authorities announced Friday.
The shipment, which reportedly arrived Sept. 8 from China, was destined to a Los Angeles address and comprised 41 boxes containing a total of 8,387 glass and silicone bongs and smoking pipes.
Members of CBP's Consumer Products and Mass Merchandising Center for Excellence and Expertise appraised the shipment.
"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," Casey Durst, director of field operations for CBP's Baltimore Field Office, said in a prepared statement.
CBP officers at U.S. ports of entry reportedly processed an average of 97,342 pieces of merchandise worth roughly $7.3 billion every day last year.
More information on U.S. Customs and Border Protection is available at cbp.gov.