Mexican Drug Smugglers Turn to Catapults, Cannons as Trump Border Wall Looms
Drug smuggling attempts by auto across the U.S. -Mexico border are a frequent occurrence, but in Arizona one group of smugglers recently got more creative, using a catapult system to launch bundles of drugs over a fence.
Agents patrolling the Douglas area last week said they sensed suspicious activity when a group of men started to run away as they were approaching.
The contraption was powerful enough to sling two bundles of weed - weighing a combined 47 pounds - into the United States from Mexico.
Last year, authorities at the same border crossing discovered 2,493 pounds of marijuana that had been disguised as carrots.
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A border fence in Arizona apparently didn't deter drug smugglers on the Mexico side.
There was no report of arrests associated with the February 10 incident. Vehicle ramps and lightweight aircraft have also been used to get drugs across the border, according to CBS News. Mexican authorities took the disassembled catapult.
Mexican drug smugglers have turned to propelling their products across the border into the US, but will these devices be able to surmount Pres. Trump's planned border wall?
Digne backs Barcelona's 'MSN' to outgun PSG once more
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Kim Jong Un's half-brother assassinated in KL
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Super Bowl star White gets truck from talk show host
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Trump attacks on judges 'demoralising': Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch
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Bali Landslides Kill at Least 12 After Heavy Rainfall
Seven people, including two children, have been killed in a landslide that hit a Bali village late last night, authorities say. Members of two families were among those killed including a 1-year-old boy.
Trump Comment Ticks Dollar Higher
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Federal Court Will Not Reinstate Trump's Immigration Order
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Davis warns peers to fulfil 'patriotic duty' over Brexit bill
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