93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
1/27/11 4:13 p.m.

WTF? People are getting creative.

What will drug smugglers think of next? In an industry that thrives on innovation, some enterprising Mexican marijuana runners went medieval on the border fence, using a catapult to hurl bricks of weed into Arizona, authorities say. Grainy video from the Department of Homeland Security shows three men priming the throwing arm of the mechanism. Two of the men step away, and when the remaining man lets go, the catapult chucks its wares over the fence. Various media reports claim the device was capable of launching about 4 pounds of pot (or, presumably, any substance).

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/27/authorities-seize-catapult-used-to-hurl-pot-into-arizona/?hpt=T2

Run_Away
Run_Away Reader
1/27/11 4:22 p.m.

I'm curious on the range they're getting with that.

Twin_Cam
Twin_Cam SuperDork
1/27/11 4:41 p.m.

They need to have their compadres who are already here attend that infamous catapault event in southern Delaware to get some inspiration.

mndsm
mndsm SuperDork
1/27/11 4:44 p.m.

You know, this has TV potential. Think of all the builder competition shows. Let's get us some drug smugglers, put em in teams, and give em a week to come up with ways to fool the man, and film it!

I'd watch that E36 M3 like it was going out of style.

Wally
Wally SuperDork
1/27/11 8:41 p.m.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpoE6yzZrxo

Nitroracer
Nitroracer SuperDork
1/27/11 9:03 p.m.
Twin_Cam wrote: They need to have their compadres who are already here attend that infamous catapault event in southern Delaware to get some inspiration.

Lower, Slower, but damn entertaining.

Hocrest
Hocrest Reader
1/27/11 9:07 p.m.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cfeTZNcA3g

TuffWork
TuffWork New Reader
1/27/11 9:27 p.m.

watermelon launch was hilarious!

As far as the mexicans launching stuff across the border I don't think this is the first time I've heard of this. I live in Texas and I've heard rumors of air cannons, etc.

Hasbro
Hasbro HalfDork
1/28/11 12:14 a.m.

"Dear GRM,

Really enjoying my vacation on the Arizona Border.

Love and kisses,

Hasbro"

spitfirebill
spitfirebill Dork
1/28/11 7:16 a.m.

Wait till they put missiles on the drones flying over the border.

N Sperlo
N Sperlo Reader
1/28/11 11:56 a.m.

I say our homeland security uses a launching mechanism to launch the illegals back.

Cone_Junky
Cone_Junky Reader
1/28/11 12:09 p.m.
N Sperlo wrote: I say our homeland security uses a launching mechanism to launch the illegals back.

+1

novaderrik
novaderrik HalfDork
1/29/11 9:26 a.m.
N Sperlo wrote: I say our homeland security uses a launching mechanism to launch the illegals back.

it could be just like the French castle scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, only instead of cattle they are launching illegals while saying "i fart in your general direction".

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