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Latino Daily News

Thursday January 27, 2011

Large Scale Catapult - Newest Mexican Drug Cartel Tool (VIDEO)

It appears Mexican drug cartels are getting even more creative in ways to get illegal drugs across the border and don’t appear to be too discrete about it.  Case in point, a recently found large scale catapult, like in the times of King Arthur, was found at the U.S.-Mexico border.

“It looks like a medieval catapult that was used back in the day,” Tucson sector Border Patrol spokesman David Jimarez said.

The catapult, 9 feet high, was capable of slinging 4.4 lbs. of marijuana at a time. The contraption was mounted on a trailer and was hauled right up to a metal fence on the U.S. border.

The men who had been spotted testing the device managed to run off before Mexican soldiers acting on a tip from the U.S. Border Patrol arrived to the scene.

Military police confiscated 45 pounds of marijuana, an SUV and the trailer with the catapult.  It is not known how many of these catapults are in operation throughout the border.