Pot Catapult Seized At US-Mexico Border

Pot CatapultVia Reuters:

In a brazen attempt reminiscent of a medieval siege, Mexican smugglers tried to use a hefty catapult to hurl drugs north over the U.S. Border, authorities said on Wednesday.

The Mexican military seized 45 pounds of marijuana, a sports utility vehicle and a metal-framed catapult just south of the Arizona border near the small town of Naco last Friday, following a tip-off from the U.S. Border Patrol.

Surveillance video taken by National Guard troops deployed to support the Border Patrol caught a group of men apparently attempting to pull down a metal beam and load or test the catapult, which was powered by powerful elastic and mounted on a trailer close to the metal border fence.

“It looks like a medieval catapult that was used back in the day,” Tucson sector Border Patrol spokesman David Jimarez told Reuters.

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10 Comments on "Pot Catapult Seized At US-Mexico Border"

  1. Time to ban all catapults as illegal weapons of war and anyone who has one will be shot on sight for working with the drug cartels.

  2. Time to ban all catapults as illegal weapons of war and anyone who has one will be shot on sight for working with the drug cartels.

  3. grooveboss | Jan 31, 2011 at 1:57 pm |

    i bet they also tossed anchor babies, freshly born.

  4. grooveboss | Jan 31, 2011 at 9:57 am |

    i bet they also tossed anchor babies, freshly born.

  5. Pot-a-pult….I’ve rarely heard of a concept cooler than that. I admit to being impressed…and jealous.

  6. Pot-a-pult….I’ve rarely heard of a concept cooler than that. I admit to being impressed…and jealous.

  7. Pot-a-pult….I’ve rarely heard of a concept cooler than that. I admit to being impressed…and jealous.

  8. proof that drugs are dangerous! imagine getting hit by a bale of cannabis fired by this!?!

  9. proof that drugs are dangerous! imagine getting hit by a bale of cannabis fired by this!?!

    a whole new meaning to being stoned…

  10. proof that drugs are dangerous! imagine getting hit by a bale of cannabis fired by this!?!

    a whole new meaning to being stoned…

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