The guests thought they were headed to an early afternoon wedding on a yacht docked near Atlantic City in the United States.
They ended up in jail instead, courtesy of an elaborate ruse by U.S. federal authorities hoping to bust up an international smuggling ring. . . .
The affair was seven months in the making, and the bride and groom were actually undercover FBI agents who worked with the accused smugglers for several years, said Christopher J. Christie, the U.S. attorney in New Jersey.
"Invitations were sent out, a date was given and RSVPs were received from different points around the world," Christie said at a Justice Department news conference.
"One guest even brought a pair of gold Presidential Rolex watches," New Jersey FBI Special Agent in Charge, Leslie G. Wiser Jr., told reporters in Newark.
They were assured transportation would be provided to the yacht. They were taken into custody instead.
Lock it up!