Calgary Herald

Catapult launches drugs over border

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PHOENIX • In a brazen attempt reminiscen­t of a medieval siege, Mexican smugglers tried to use a hefty catapult to hurl drugs north over the U.S. border.

The Mexican military seized 20 kilograms of marijuana, a sport utility vehicle and a metal-framed catapult just south of the Arizona border near the small town of Naco last Friday, following a tipoff from the U.S. Border Patrol.

“I have not seen anything like that in my time,” a border patrol spokesman said.

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