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Flinging Pot with a Catapult

4 years ago January 27, 2011 Jan 27, 2011 Thursday, January 27 2011 Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:34:44 PM CST in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

Marijuana smugglers are using an old invention in a new way to get pot acorss the border from Mexico into Arizona. They're seen on surveillance video preparing a catapult and launching packages of marijuana over the border fence. A Mexican army officer says the three-foot tall catapult was found about 20 yards from the U.S. border on a flatbed towed by a sports utility vehicle. The catapult could launch about four pounds of pot at a time. Soldiers seized 35 pounds of marijuana, the vehicle and the catapult, but the smugglers got away.

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