There are a lot of things you expect to see in law enforcement, and probably least among them is a nine-foot tall catapult being used to launch drugs across the border from Mexico. Towed into place on a flatbed, the catapult hurled 4.4lbs of marijuana at at time, 60 feet away from the U.S. border. To say that U.S. forces were surprised seeing a “medieval catapult” would be accurate. When speaking with Reuters, Tucson sector Border Patrol spokesman David Jimarez said:
“I have not seen anything like that in my time before as a Border Patrol agent … although we are trained to handle any kind of a threat that comes over that border,” Jimarez added.
Points for creativity, drug smugglers. The creators of this particular device were not apprehended, so I can’t wait to see what they come up with next week.
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