Smugglers Launch Pot Over Border With Cannon

But a citizen finds them first
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2012 3:35 PM CST
Smugglers Launch Pot Over Border With Cannon
A greenhouse at a farm in Potter Valley, Calif., in Mendocino County.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

The catapult didn't work so well. Nor did driving over the border fence with a makeshift ramp. Now Mexican drug smugglers have resorted to cannons, authorities say. Smugglers used a pneumatic cannon to shoot containers of pot over the border into an Arizona field, reports the Yuma Sun. It worked, except a citizen spotted the cans and alerted authorities before smugglers on the US side could retrieve them. The 33 cans had about $42,000 worth of marijuana inside. The would-be smugglers and their cannon remain at large. (More strange stuff stories.)

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