Saturday, January 29, 2011

Going Old School

Drug smuggling Old School style.

I blame it all on the popularity of shows like Punkin' Chunkin'.

Maybe this will be the start of a new show called Pot Shot?

Drug smugglers use catapult to fling pot to Arizona -

TUCSON - Drug smugglers are using an ancient invention as a new way to move marijuana across the border from Mexico to Arizona.

The discovery of two catapults used to hurl marijuana from Mexico into Arizona marks the latest twist in the cat-and-mouse game drug cartels play with authorities.

U.S. National Guard troops operating a remote surveillance system at the Naco Border Patrol Station say they observed several people preparing a catapult and launching packages over the fence late last week.

A Mexican army officer says the 3-yard (3-meter) tall catapult was found about 20 yards (20 meters) from the U.S. border on a flatbed towed by a sports utility vehicle.