Drug Catapult Found at U.S.-Mexico Border
Drug smugglers trying to get marijuana across the Arizona-Mexico border apparently are trying a new approach -- a catapult.
National Guard troops operating a remote video surveillance system at the Naco Border Patrol Station say they observed several people preparing a catapult and launching packages over the International Border fence last Friday evening.
"It looks like a medieval catapult that was used back in the day," Tucson sector Border Patrol spokesman David Jimarez told Reuters.
The 3-yard tall catapult was found about 20 yards from the U.S. border on a flatbed towed by a sports utility vehicle, according to a Mexican army officer with the 45th military zone in the border state of Sonora.
The catapult was capable of launching 4.4 pounds of marijuana at a time, the officer said Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity for security reasons.
The same officer leaked photo evidence of the next generation equipment smugglers will be using to bring their products into the United States.
This next picture shows a prototype in operation.
The DEA has initiated program Camelot in response to the increased traffic and is requesting an additional 17 Billion Dollars to meet this technically advanced threat.
Hey, that's pretty funny - my amazon account shows someone bought several books on how to make catapults last month
I can't remember the guy's name, he's retired; but he was the executive director of the DEA for five South Western States, including Texas; his step son used to sell about half the dope in the county. . . .
...that's too much...no wonder they got caught
...i've travelled in that area...not too close to the border but close enough...there are soooooooo many border patrol that pop out of the oddest places that even the catapult sounds pretty funny and an easy way to get caught...there are many check spots on the roads too...
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