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December 13, 2012

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That's a pretty powerful gas cannon that can shoot a 2.5 pound can over 500 feet.

Border Patrol: Smugglers Use Cannon To Launch Cans Of Marijuana Into US

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. 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 Friday in a field near where the Colorado River crosses the U.S.-Mexico border. They believe the cans were launched about 500 feet into the U.S. 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.

The 85 pounds of marijuana found in the cans had an estimated value of $42,500.

Posted by joke du jour at December 13, 2012 06:02 PM

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