It is not all that uncomplicated to smuggle drugs into the US. Strapping it to your physique does not appear to perform, the underwater tunnel method is a small risky, and customs agents seem to have caught on to the complete drugs-disguised-as-make-and-dick-candles scheme. So drug traffickers have not too long ago taken to attempting to fling their solutions more than the border.
1 drug smuggler—and apparent medieval siege weapon enthusiast—built a giant catapult to huck bushels of weed more than the wall, and police caught a group a handful of years ago with a drug-shooting potato gun. Now, it appears like a person heard about the potato gun and decided to take points to the subsequent level.
About a year ago, Mexican authorities seized a hug cannabis-firing bazooka close to the Arizona border, the Arizona Everyday Star reported.
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The bazooka was stashed inside a white van along with about 1,800 pounds of weed and two,000 rounds of ammunition. Authorities believe that the bazooka was supposed to fire via the van’s sunroof and shoot packages across the border into Douglas, Arizona.
This is the second drug-smuggling bazooka police have identified in Mexico. Authorities identified a comparable weed cannon—also constructed inside a van—in the exact same town of Agua Prieta in 2016. ABC News released a video of this bazooka and the modified van, we hyperlink it beneath:
It is unclear no matter if the exact same folks created the two homemade bazookas, or if every person is obtaining into the drug-cannon game these days. What ever the case might be, the drug smugglers could think about just sticking with drones, because these are a small much easier to replace than a decked-out car or truck with a constructed-in cannon.