There’s a new drug smuggling tactic in town, and it involves bags of marijuana, a tightly patrolled border, and a catapult.
(See a photo essay over Mexico’s drug tunnels.)
National Guard troops spied some fishy happenings at the Naco Border Patrol Station in Arizona, where they saw people suspiciously surrounding a catapult and launching objects over the fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico border last Friday evening.
(Read about Mexico’s marijuana problem.)
Initially detected by a surveillance system, they investigated the scene along with Mexican officials, and discovered a 6-foot tall catapult designed for launching weed across the border. It could apparently launch up to 4.4 pounds of the drug each time.
The device, along with thirty-five pounds of marijuana, was seized. The ingenious contraption builders left before they could be caught. (via Fox News)