Drug Catapult Seized at Mexican Border

Border fence pot-flingers foiled

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 27, 2011 1:24 AM CST | Updated Jan 27, 2011 7:04 AM CST

(Newser) – Mexican drug smugglers trying to get marijuana across the border have resorted to medieval methods. A pot-flinging catapult was seized after National Guardsmen in Arizona spotted it being used other side of the border and alerted Mexican authorities, AP reports. The smugglers got away but left behind their vehicle, 35 pounds of marijuana, and the device, which was capable of launching around 5 pounds of pot at a time. Click for more.

National Guardsman try out the seized catapult.   (Customs & Border Protection)
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US Customs & Border Protection have released video of drug smugglers using a home-made catapult to fling bales of pot over the border fence.   (robertlyon)

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