316,000 Bongs Land Someone on Customs' Naughty List

O Tannenbong: Customs officials find bongs in 860 boxes

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Thursday, Nov 19, 2009  |  Updated 2:39 PM PDT
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Custom officials unwrapped a surprise Tuesday at the Port of LA/Long Beach -- 316,000 glass bongs disguised as Christmas ornaments.

The shipment's value was estimated at more than $2.6 million. The fake ornaments were hidden inside 860 boxes that arrived from China in a shipping container.

Agents said the items were decorated like Christmas ornaments. Before you get any ideas, consider these holiday gift options.

Customs spokeswoman Cristina Gamez says the importer remains under investigation and there have been no arrests.

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