Border Patrol: Cannon used to shoot drugs into US
YUMA, Arizona (AP) - US Border Patrol agents say smugglers have come up with yet another creative way to get drugs in the country - a cannon.
Authorities say 33 cans of marijuana were spotted on Friday in a field near where the Colorado River crosses the US-Mexico border. They believe the cans were launched about 152m into the US using a pneumatic-powered cannon.
After searching the area, agents recovered a carbon dioxide tank.
Mexican authorities were also notified and searched their side of the border.