Arizona: Border Patrol Seizes Catapult Used To Launch Marijuana Into U.S.
By Derrick Stanley
Border Patrol agents in Arizona recently discovered and seized a drug catapult being used to launch marijuana into the United States from Mexico. The agents dismantled the catapult after it was seized by Mexican authorities.
The catapult was found attached to the top of a border fence near Douglas Port of Entry about 120 miles southeast of Tucson, according to a statement released Tuesday by Customs and Border Protection officials. The device was constructed using square tubing welded to a heavy spring, with rope tied around it.
The device was used to launch two bundles of pot into the United States from Mexico. The bundles weighed 47 pounds combined.
The discovery was made by agents February 10, after they approached several people standing near the fence. The agents found the weed nearby after the people ran away.
The catapult was seized by Mexican authorities, after the CBP alerted them. The CBP dismantled the catapult soon after.
The US federal agency punned by tweeting: “#USBP agents spring into action dismantling catapult used to launch #Marijuana”.