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

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.
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