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Border Agents Find Catapult Used To Launch Drugs Over Southern Border

16 February 2017

The device was discovered last week, southeast of Tucson, Arizona, when agents spotted a group of men scattering as they approached.

It was a contraption built to launch drugs across the border from Mexico into the United States, and U.S. Border Patrol agents have made sure it can't be used again. The agents also found over 47 pounds of marijuana nearby.

Border Patrol agents in the area of the Douglas Port of Entry, southeast of Tucson, on February 10 noticed a few people on the south side of the fence who ran away as the agents approached.

However, innovation isn't new to drug traffickers, as we've come to notice throughout the years.

President Donald Trump repeatedly called for a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border during the campaign and announced plans to build it now that he's in office.

Arizona CBP tweeted, pun and all, about the incident. CNN detailed an event that occurred at the same port past year.

The Border Patrol agents contacted law enforcement authorities in Mexico who responded to investigate. It took two Ford pickup trucks to haul away the phony carrots, which the CBP estimated were worth nearly a half-million dollars.

Border Agents Find Catapult Used To Launch Drugs Over Southern Border