Drug Smugglers Turn to Weed-Firing Catapult

Categories: Weed
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KVOA
Smugglers tried to use this catapult to launch weed over the border on Friday night.
Drug smugglers trying to get weed across the U.S./Mexico border are getting even more creative than simply loading watermelon trucks with marijuana -- National Guard troops found a catapult a drug cartel's using to launch bundles of marijuana over the border fence.

National Guard troops near the Naco Border Patrol Station watched on video surveillance as several people on the Mexican side of the border loaded a catapult with weed about 80 miles south of Tucson on Friday night.

According to KVOA, Border Patrol agents and National Guard troops contacted Mexican authorities who disrupted the launching.

The smugglers were able to avoid capture, but Mexican authorities located about 45 pounds of weed near the launch site.

See video of smugglers launching weed over the border below.



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Mistalee
Mistalee

The real "friendly fire."

botanybay
botanybay

Only true nerds would argue the difference between catapult names. D&D all the way.

GV
GV

gringos think they got an operation, pff, probably just a field test by second year engineering students... trebuchet, sounds good, but magnetic rail tunnel system sounds better.

J Curwen
J Curwen

From teh scale of the operation I hypothesize it was a proof-of-concept experiment. See, the government in the US solicits high-priced contractors to build high tech border security at a cost of millions of dollars. Shorty Guzman, on the other hand, hires a couple of nerds to develop a low tech solution to the high tech US efforts at a cost of maybe thousands of dollars. Next step, having demonstrated the feasibility of the pot-hurling trebuchet, the cartel guys contract out for a couple of hundred of these things that can be thrown in the back of pick up trucks. For the price of one of the US government's fancy Border Patrol SUVs they have a shitload of comical but effective delivery devices.

Gitmoalpo
Gitmoalpo

can we get one on the u.s. side to launch mexicans back over?

Guest
Guest

I believe that is a trebuchet, not a catapult.

Hazard2600
Hazard2600

Oh comon'! that's not a catapult! It's a trebuchet! *sigh*

Besserwisser
Besserwisser

a trebuchet is a type of catapult. So although a trebuchet is a more accurate description, catapult is correct as well.

Besserwisser

Matthewbrut
Matthewbrut

That's a good example of dudes hitting their own suPply.

Patrick
Patrick

was that legal medical pot? or the illegal weed of death pot?

Eddie Haskell
Eddie Haskell

hey that was funny as shit! to bad that other dumb fuck didnt get it.

Patrick is a dumbass
Patrick is a dumbass

your a dumbass... obviously illegal pot, or else it wouldn't have to be cata-fuckin-pulted over here. dumb fuck

Suzie
Suzie

its not illegal pot till it actually flys over the border fence and into the good old uptight USA. when the pot is still in mexico its legal there and becomes illegal in mid air while flying over the fence.

Mendivilin
Mendivilin

you do know that pot is illegan in Mexico algo right stupid suzie? you had to be a woman you should probable smoke some weed and see some discovery channel dumbass

Chip Douglas
Chip Douglas

in reality Patrick is a funny guy with a funny joke but you sadly are a meat rocket with very few brain cells and no sense of humor.

Chip Douglas
Chip Douglas

god made pot, man made liquor, who do you trust?

Marcy
Marcy

God made poison ivy, man made 65" flat panel HDTV. I'll take two of the man made please.

Chip Douglas
Chip Douglas

it was a joke you over serious dim witted desert yuppie pinhead. Patrick was making a joke. you are further proof of the downward spiral of stupidity in America. geez, whats this country coming to anymore?

Patrick
Patrick

I wish they would catapult some good old Quaaludes-ludes or Peyote or LSD or Mescaline,MDA, Magic Mushrooms over the border. there is a shortage of good old psychedelics and downers in this country. it was way more fun back in 1970s drug culture.

Charles Ward
Charles Ward

Have no fear. They'll get that 10th century technology down quickly.

Incoming!

Loosecannonsbluesband
Loosecannonsbluesband

I didn't think that could happen.

You see what happens when pot heads start watching the history channel.

jake
jake

As a pothead myself I gotta say most potheads love the history channel. My favorite channels are history, discovery, Comedy central, and adult swim.. maybe more, lately I prefer being out doing something in the sun when I smoke.

Titsmcgee
Titsmcgee

omg I've met my doppelganger

Bfg745
Bfg745

cool! we should hang out, email me its a hotmail account, lol

If God Had Wanted Me To Fly
If God Had Wanted Me To Fly

I don't know about the rest of you guys, but if they start catapulting Mexican fruit pickers over the border, I'm gettin the fuck out of here...

Bfg745
Bfg745

fuck off mel gibson

Ain't No Mel Gibson, Damnit
Ain't No Mel Gibson, Damnit

I'm sorry, but I do trust you are not accusing me of being Mel Gibson, a man I find untalented and repugnant.

Patrick
Patrick

that was a good one. LOL i agree. there is an old 1960s country song about those fruit pickers. so see it goes way back to those days its nothing new to America. same shit just a different day and year. the shit flow never stops.

J Curwen
J Curwen

For some reason it reminds me of Monty Python.

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