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DOUGLAS, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Officials with the United States Border Patrol said their agents recently found a catapult system on the U.S. - Mexico border that was allegedly used to launch drugs into the United States.
According to a statement released Tuesday, agents patrolling an area east of the Douglas Port of Entry on February 10 noticed several people on the south side quickly retreating from the fence as the agents approached. The system was found when the agents approached the fence.
According to officials, the catapult system was attached to the south side of the border fence, and a search of the area turned up two bundles of Marijuana, which reportedly weighed more than 47 lbs combined.
The catapult system, according to officials, was dismantled by Border Patrol agents, and was then seized by Mexican authorities.
Federal officials have dismantled a catapult attached to a fence on the Mexico border that was being used to hurl drugs into America.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday that the ancient military device was used to fling at least two bundles of marijuana from Mexico into the U.S. last week.
The agency said in a statement that it has seized the drugs, which weighed about 50 pounds combined. Mexican authorities took the disassembled catapult.
President Donald Trump repeatedly called for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border during the campaign and announced plans to build it now that he's in office.
originally posted by: Skywatcher2011
As the thread title states, this has to do with Mexico smuggling drugs into US via air and not ground. The reason why I made the post in PI is because it relates to Trump and the Trump wall.
originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
a reply to: neo96
i guess the Air Force calls it something different than the navy.
Phalanx Close-In Weapon System or sea whiz