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Mexican army captures more catapults

The Americas Post - This catapult slung two kilos of pot per shot from Mexico into the US.

It sounds like a scene from the Spanish conquest of Mexico, but that nation’s army has seized two more catapults used by drug smugglers to fling packets of marijuana across the international border into Arizona.

A military statement released Tuesday said that an anonymous tipster led troops to a house in the border town of Agua Prieta, where one catapult was found in the bed of a pickup truck and another inside the house.

The army said soldiers also confiscated 1.4 tons (1.3 metric tons of marijuana) during Monday’s raid in Agua Prieta, located across the border from Douglas, Arizona.

Mexican troops had previously captured two catapults in the area last January.  That was the first time authorities had seen this smuggling method used by local traffickers.