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Smugglers Catapult Pot Over Border

Marijuana smugglers apparently have a problem with the US border fence near Tucson, Arizona -and those pesky border patrols. So they've turned to ancient technology to deliver the goods -a catapult!
On Friday evening, National Guard troops operating a remote video surveillance system at the Naco Border Patrol Station observed several people south of the International Boundary Fence preparing a catapult and launching packages over the International Border fence, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Border Patrol agents working with the National Guard contacted Mexican authorities, who went to the location and disrupted the catapult operation. The camera showed the individuals fleeing the area before they could be intercepted by Mexican authorities.

The Mexican officials seized about 45 pounds of marijuana, a sport utility vehicle, and the catapult device.

http://www.kvoa.com/news/smugglers-catapult-pot-over-border-fence/ (with video) -via Boing Boing

I used Tucson as a reference because this place is apparently not within 100 miles of another city a global audience would recognize. And that was the dateline on the story as well.
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When I lived in the SW desert, I discovered that "near" had a different meaning than it does in urban life. Our favourite Mexican restaurant was a mere 70 miles away.
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In Michigan you can buy locally grown weed in every town. There are stores on every street. All you need is a back ache or something. This has to be making a dent in the amount coming in from Mexico.
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