45-Kilo Bundle of Pot Launched Over Border

Associated Press, August 26, 2017

It was neither bird nor plane nor Superman that came flying over the Mexican border into the United States on Wednesday. It was a bundle of pot.

Border patrol agents saw it coming on surveillance video and subsequently seized a a 45-kilogram package of marijuana near the border fence between Sonora and Arizona.

Its value was estimated to be US $48,000.

Border patrol spokeswoman Stephanie Dixon said drug smugglers are increasingly launching large bundles of marijuana over the fence, but warned the practice “is extremely dangerous to the public” because of their weight.

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In the past, catapults, trebuchets and high-pressure air cannons have been used as launch vehicles.

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