Mexican Drug Smugglers Are Now Using T-Shirt Cannons To Shoot Weed Over The Border

Mexican Drug Smugglers Are Now Using T-Shirt Cannons To Shoot Weed Over The Border
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Mexican drug smugglers have taken notes from mid-inning baseball entertainment, as they have begun using t-shirt cannons filled with canisters containing marijuana to shoot the drug across the border to the United States.


U.S. Border Patrol officers discovered 33 cans of pot on Friday in a field near where the Colorado River crosses the U.S.-Mexico border. 


They believe the cans were propelled about 500 feet into the U.S. from a pneumatic-powered cannon similar to the ones used to launch T-shirts.

The 85 pounds of marijuana found inside what appeared to be soup cans inserted into larger sealed containers had an estimated value of $42,500. All the seized narcotics are scheduled to be destroyed.

No arrests have been made of the Mexican drug smugglers, but Border Patrol agents say that this is one small example of the innovative ways the Mexican drug smugglers have attempted to send drugs into the States.

“By actually shooting it over the fence, they don’t have to worry about mules or smugglers actually backpacking it across,” Kyle Estes, Yuma Sector Border Patrol public affairs officer, told the Yuma Sun.

The scheme came to an end when a concerned citizen spotted the cans, each containing 2.5 pounds of marijuana, all over the freshly plowed field.

Former DEA official Douglas Hebert says smugglers are looking for low-cost, low-risk techniques to smuggle the drugs, to avoid losing man power to arrests or gunfire at the border.

“When you have contraband, poverty and desperation and time, you’re going to come up with innovative techniques to get drugs across the border,” Hebert said.

Who knows what they’ll try next?

Jordan Shepherd | Elite.

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Julian Sonny

From the sandy beaches of Hawaii, to the streets of New York: Julian has seen it all. His lifetime of travels has given him a broad scope of knowledge and an eclectic taste unlike any other in the tri-state area. Julian has often been compared to cultural icon, The Rock, because of his unequivocal work ethic and warrior-like stature.

More In World

World Emily Arata

Students Drown Out Anti-Gay Preacher’s Speech With Song About Love (Video)

James Madison University students refuse to tolerate anyone preaching hate on their beloved campus. On Tuesday, the Harrisonburg, VA, university angered student activists by inviting controversial Revival Mission Ministries preacher Ross Jackson to speak. Jackson reportedly condemned homosexuality and alcohol, among a plethora of other things. JMU students refused to listen to Jackson’s angry, homophobic […]

World Adam Matula

Scratching Posts Featuring Kim Jong-un And Vladimir Putin Let Your Cat Maul World Leaders

Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin look-a-like cat toys, which also happen to be hand-crafted figurines made from hessian rope, are now available for purchase. The hilarious cat scratch post look-a-like figurines of North Korea’s supreme leader and Russia’s president were made by the creative people at HideMyAss.com, an Internet service provider in full support of […]

Also On Elite

Life

The Worst Thing Our Generation Can Do To Ourselves Is Forget The Value Of Books

According to research, 42 percent of college students will never read another book after they graduate. Let that statistic sink in… Well, it’s not totally our fault. Most of us can remember a time when we loved reading (it was likely before high school). But then, something happened: Our high school and college years involved the required reading of […]

Ladies

Why We Stay In Relationships Even When We’re Not As Happy As We Could Be

It’s two in the morning and I’m lying in bed awake. The clock’s tick echoes through the walls of the room. Outside of my window, cicadas and crickets join in unison to play their melody of the night. Every noise rises to orchestrate a resounding sound of solitude. I’m not in bed alone tonight, but […]