Marijuana Catapult Discovered on Border

Posted on Jan 31, 2011 in Drugs, National Issues

Alongside half-mile tunnels and submarines, catapults have been added to the list of odd devices used by smugglers to get drugs over the U.S.-Mexican border. Last week Mexican authorities seized a 9 foot tall catapult as well as 45 pounds of marijuana and two vehicles. The smugglers evaded arrest during the seizure.

The operation is being touted as an example of the capabilities of a partnership between U.S. and Mexican authorities. It was the National Guard that first discovered the device and recorded surveillance of its operation. The video was then passed along to Mexican authorities via the Tucson Border Patrol.

Tucson Sector Associate Chief Jose Cruz recognized the potency of cooperation between the nations’ law enforcement agencies. “The Border Patrol’s partnerships with Mexican authorities, the National Guard, and the public enhance our efforts to address and disrupt the organized drug trafficking threat at the border and serves to degrade the capabilities of transnational criminal organizations.”

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