drug-slinging catapult

Yikes…this is crazy! In Douglas, Arizona (I’ve been there!), Border Patrol agents busted drug smugglers and dismantled their drug-slinging catapult used to launch marijuana into the United States from Mexico.

In a statement from Border officials, the catapult was attached to the top of a border fence. It appeared to be “constructed of square tubing and a heavy spring welded together, with rope tied around parts of it.”

It was powerful enough to sling two bundles of marijuana (weighing a total of 47 points).

Mexican authorities seized the catapult and the Customs and Border Protection officials dismantled it on Tuesday, February 10th.

The US federal agency tweeted:

“#USBP agents spring into action dismantling catapult used to launch #marijuana”