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Border Patrol Seizes Medieval Dope Catapult

January 27, 2011  | 

Image courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Border Patrol agents disrupted an operation by drug smugglers attempting to use a medieval-style catapult to launch bundles of marijuana over the border fence.

The smugglers were observed by a remote video surveillance system on Friday, triggering a response by National Guard troops and Mexican authorities who disrupted the operation, reports KVOA.

The smugglers fled the area and were apprehended by Mexican authorities, who seized about 45 pounds of marijuana, a sport utility vehicle and the catapult device.

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Comments (2)

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Terry Burger @ 1/28/2011 10:58 AM

Wow. It's like the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers meet the Crusades!

B Baker @ 1/28/2011 5:09 PM

At what point are the feds going to say that's enough and send U.S. Troops to the border. Troops on the border is true Homeland Security, not fiddle fartin around with some camel herder in Afghanistan. It's about time we start lobbing some rounds over the fence into these drug runners noggins.

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