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Drug Catapult Found on U.S./Mexico Border

A strange contraption was found on the U.S.-Mexico border: a home-brewed catapult thought to be used to slingshot drugs across the border.

“It’s a strange ‘Mad Max’-style contraption made of metal parts and springs with a rope attached to pull it down for loading and flinging,” said CNet’s Amanda Kooser.

Here’s a picture of the catapult:

The catapult was discovered when U.S. agents found a group of people “running away from a section of the border fence in Douglas, Arizona. They found the catapult system attached to the fence’s south side, as well as two bundles containing 47 pounds worth of marijuana.”

U.S. agents dismantled the catapult and handed it over to Mexican authorities.


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