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Drug catapult found with 47-pounds of weed at US-Mexico border

16 February 2017, 12:47 | Jamie Ballard

Customs abd Border Protection: Catapult used to send drugs into US found and dismantled

An improvised catapult attached to the south side of the border fence near Douglas was found and dismantled by border agents on Friday

"Agents noticed several people on the south side quickly retreating from the fence as they approache", said Daniel Hernandez, a border patrol agent.

After locating the catapult, agents found two bundles of marijuana near the scene, according to a statement released by Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

They discovered the device attached to the fence and found two bundles of cannabis weighing a total of 47lb (21kg) next to the catapult.

In 2011, a catapult system was captured by National Guard troops using a remote video surveillance system in nearby Naco, Arizona.

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The agents dismantled the catapult, which was seized by Mexican authorities.

Agents found and seized the 47 pounds of pot on the Arizona side of the border, officials said.

Early Wednesday, Paco said no arrests had been made in connection with the catapult and the launching of the marijuana bundles.

Mexican drug smugglers have turned to propelling their products across the border into the US, but will these devices be able to surmount Pres. Trump's planned border wall?



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