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Posted by Boghound on February 9, 2011

Mexican Smugglers Catapult Pot Over Border

Forget border hopping and sewing drugs into car cushions. Mexican smugglers have found a far more creative way to push pot north of the border: via giant catapults.

Two massive drug catapults were found in the Mexican state of Sonora, about 20 yards from the U.S. border in Arizona, the Associated Press tells us.

Resting on SUV flatbeds, each of the ancient contraptions were capable of flinging 4.4 pounds of marijuana over the border at a time.

National Guard troops found the first machine on Wednesday, and local soldiers followed an anonymous tip to the second one Agua Prieta on Thursday. They seized the vehicles, the catapults, and 35 pounds of the drug.


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