March 24, 2017

Drug Catapult Found on Arizona/Mexico Border Fence

16 February 2017, 12:50 | Ella Tate

A drug catapult at the Mexico-U.S. border east of the Douglas Port of Entry

A drug catapult at the Mexico-U.S. border east of the Douglas Port of Entry

Agents in the border town of Douglas, Ariz., came to a fence and spotted several men on the Mexican side suddenly running away on February 10, officials said.

Last week, U.S. Border Patrol agents caught a group catapulting bags of weed over the border fence from Mexico, near the Douglas Port of Entry in Arizona.

Authorities say a catapult used to launch drugs from Mexico into the United States has been found and dismantled.

They say they found a catapult along the fence on the U.S. -Mexico border in Douglas, Ariz.

Drug smugglers have also sent drugs across the border stuffed in to fake limes and disguised as carrots in recent months.

They searched the area nearby and found two bundles of marijuana. Border Patrol agents took possession of the marijuana that weighed more than 47 lbs. combined.

The catapult system, according to officials, was dismantled by Border Patrol agents, and was then seized by Mexican authorities. It took two Ford pickup trucks to haul away the phony carrots, which the CBP estimated were worth nearly a half-million dollars.

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