Huge drugs catapult found on Mexico border with US
00:48, Feb 16, 2017
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When agents arrived at the fence, they noticed several people running away.
Border Patrol agents with the Douglas Station recently found two bundles of marijuana that had been catapulted across the border into the US from Mexico.
Douglas Station border patrol agents also found two bundles of marijuana that had been catapulted across the border.
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Two bundles of marijuana weighing more than 47 pounds combined were found nearby.
The Border Patrol agents contacted law enforcement authorities in Mexico who responded to investigate.
As they got closer, the agents discovered a catapult set up and attached to the Mexico side of the border fence.
As the officers approached the border fence, a group of men ran off.
Federal authorities say smugglers have gone to great measures to sneak drugs in to the country in recent years, employing catapults like the one found last week, as well as air-powered cannons, ramps and ultralight aircraft.
The catapult was dismantled on the Mexican side.
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