Zip Line Smugglers

Some smugglers dug tunnels (hard work!), others try to slip their contraband through customs. These enterprising smugglers in Hong Kong had a better idea: they used a zip line!

Sixteen members of a smuggling gang in China and Hong Kong have been arrested for rigging a 300-metre long cable to send contraband goods across the heavily-policed border, a newspaper reported Thursday.

The gang had initially used a crossbow to shoot the cable across the fenced-off border between the two sides, before stringing it from the top of a Chinese highrise down to a village house in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post reported.

Investigators said the gang had likely been operating for two to three weeks, using a zip wire and pulley system to whisk small batches of goods along the cable, mostly at night.


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wasn't there a rabbit powered zip line across the US Mexico border in the 70s?

some one fired a cross bow bolt under the wire, attached to the bolt was a thread, then string then steel wire. they tied a line to a rabit and the other end had a ring on the guide wire.

You'd attach about a pound of heroin to the rabbit give it a shot of amphetimine and it run along the guided path.

Or diod this only hasppen in my head|?
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