Mexican Gangs Catapult Drugs Into United StatesJanuary 29th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Once used as an ancient weapon to toss flaming debris, or makeshift bombs over castle walls and territory fences, the catapult has gained a new use from the gangs in Mexico, who are using the devices to toss drugs over the border from Mexico to the United States of America.
Two drug catapults were discovered in the Mexican state of Sonora, where many known drug traffickers have been able to avoid the authorities. National Guard troops from the United States were working with a remote surveillance system last week at the Naco Border Patrol Station when they found a group of people who were setting up a catapult and tossing suspicious packages over the border fence.
Soon, an officer of the Mexican Army located a catapult which was three meters tall which was situated on the back of a flatbed truck just twenty yards from the United States border. The catapult was launching about four and a half pounds of marijuana at a time. A second catapult was found near Agua Prieta.
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