Police Find Drug Cannon Used By Smugglers To Fire Marijuana Into California

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MEXICALI, Mexico — Police in the border city of Mexicali say they have recovered a powerful improvised cannon used to hurl packets of marijuana across a border fence into California.

Police told the Televisa network that the device was made up of a plastic pipe and a crude metal tank that used compressed air from the engine of an old car.

The apparatus fired cylinders packed with drugs that weighed as much as 30 pounds, police. It was confiscated last week after U.S. officers told Mexican police that they had been confiscating a large number of drug packages that appeared to have been fired over the border. Mexican police on the border have recovered a series of similar devices in recent years.
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Why didn't thy just buy a t-shirt cannon?
 

BIV

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/approves.
 

lajikal

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First donkeys, then catapults, now air compressed cannons. What will these crazy beaners think of next.
 
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First donkeys, then catapults, now air compressed cannons. What will these crazy beaners think of next.
Don't forget the tunnels... ultralight aircraft... wonder what the weight capacity of one of those drones Ant has...
 

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Don't forget the tunnels... ultralight aircraft... wonder what the weight capacity of one of those drones Ant has...
I think he said eight pounds of payload above the weight of the controller and frame/motors.
Even with extra range batteries, that's plenty useful for moving coke..
 
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The actual weeeeeeed cannon...



The "marijuana cannon" (Mexicali Public Safety Department)
 

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Don't forget the tunnels... ultralight aircraft... wonder what the weight capacity of one of those drones Ant has...
And the always funny.. Dead-Baby-In-a-Blanket.