Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Cannibus Catapult

Washington Post - Drug smugglers are using an ancient invention as a new way to move marijuana across the border from Mexico to Arizona. The discovery of two "drug catapults" in the Mexican state of Sonora marks the latest twist in the cat-and-mouse game traffickers play with authorities.

U.S. National Guard troops operating a remote surveillance system at the Naco Border Patrol Station say they observed several people preparing a catapult and launching packages over the fence late last week.

A Mexican army officer says the 3-yard (3-meter) tall catapult was found about 20 yards (20 meters) from the U.S. border on a flatbed towed by a sports utility vehicle. The officer says the catapult was capable of launching 4.4 pounds (2 kilograms) of marijuana at a time. He says soldiers seized 35 pounds (16 kilograms) of pot, the vehicle and the catapult.
The smugglers left before they could be captured. The surveillance video of them using the catapult was released Wednesday.


Hey, whatever works, Bro.  Simplicity, reliability, the catapult.  However, this particular catapult was not alone.  Officials found a number of other pot catapults in the area since this article was published, who knows how much weed they were tossing, and for how long?  Whatever, welcome to the medieval ages Mexico.

Thanks to Kyle for the tip on the story.

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