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Smugglers Used This Bazooka To Fire Drugs Into The U.S.: Mexican Police

The 10-foot-long drug cannon was found just south of Arizona, authorities said.
The device police in Mexico believe to be a drug-shooting bazooka.
The device police in Mexico believe to be a drug-shooting bazooka.

Mexican police say they’ve uncovered a 10-foot-long bazooka that investigators believe was used for shooting drugs from Mexico to the U.S.

Officers found the contraption inside a modified vehicle this month, across the border from Douglas, Arizona, The Washington Post reported Monday.

The device comprised “an air compressor, a gasoline motor, a tank for storing air and a metallic tube of approximately 3 meters (10 feet) in length,” according to a press release from the Mexican National Security Commission.

Alterations to the vehicle allowed the cannon to fire out of its rear hood, authorities said.

The vehicle was stolen in July, police later discovered.

The device was found in an abandoned vehicle that was parked across the border from Douglas, Arizona.
The device was found in an abandoned vehicle that was parked across the border from Douglas, Arizona.

The find adds to a long list of unusual delivery methods drug smugglers have used over the years.

In 2011, authorities found a similar drug catapult at the Arizona-Mexico border. Then in 2013, another marijuana cannon was found mounted on a pickup truck in the border city of Mexicali, Mexico. Last April, federal agents detected an underground tunnel measuring a record-breaking half-mile in California. It was the 13th tunnel uncovered since 2006.

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