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Smugglers Use Catapult to Launch Drugs Into US

Smugglers Use Catapult to Launch Drugs Into US”

I spoke with Rob Daniels with U.S. Customs and Border Protection who tells me, after a bit of welding, U.S. agents were able dismantle the catapult system - which was then seized by Mexican authorities.

Border patrol agents last week discovered a catapult on the southern side of the U.S. -Mexico border which was used to launch marijuana into the United States.

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A border fence in Arizona apparently didn't deter drug smugglers on the Mexico side.

On Feb. 10, Tucson, Ariz. border patrol agents noticed several people on the south side quickly retreating from the fence as they approached. They scoured the area and found two bundles that contained a combined 47 pounds of marijuana. No arrests were reported.

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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. Vehicle ramps and lightweight aircraft have also been used to get drugs across the border, according to CBS News.

The agents dismantled the catapult, which was seized by Mexican authorities.

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