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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  • Synapse

    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.

  • Synapse

    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.

  • grooveboss

    i bet they also tossed anchor babies, freshly born.

  • grooveboss

    i bet they also tossed anchor babies, freshly born.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

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

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

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

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000502016839 Tristian S O’brien

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000502016839 Tristian S O’brien

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

    a whole new meaning to being stoned…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000502016839 Tristian S O’brien

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

    a whole new meaning to being stoned…