Israel bong bust nets 15,000 marijuana water pipes

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli police say they have seized thousands
of marijuana water pipes in a raid on a factory in northern Israel.
Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says police entered the building in
Haifa this week and confiscated 15,000 bongs that were planned for
distribution. He says the factory's 60-year-old owner was arrested.
Pipes and other drug paraphernalia are a common sight at Israeli
kiosks. But Rosenfeld said Thursday that these items were banned a
few weeks ago and police are cracking down.
The majority of marijuana is smuggled into Israel by Bedouin
across the porous border with Egypt. The rest comes from Gaza and
Lebanon, though these routes are less common due to recent
hostilities.


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