Recently, surveillance cameras caught drug smugglers launching marijuana over the border using a catapult from Mexico to Arizona. The National Guard and Border Patrol both noticed a crowd of people near the International Border Fence catapulting a plethora of cannabis over it!
While neither Mexican nor American officials managed to arrest any of the sneaky smugglers, they did manage to confiscate the following: Forty-five pounds of marijuana, a sport utility vehicle, and the bizarre catapulting device.
It is no secret to anyone in this country that there is a bloody, violent drug trade across our nation's border. Obviously, Mexican drug cartels are very dangerous and a huge problem, especially in border states.
As a college student, I have plenty of friends who do smoke marijuana. While this story in some ways, quite humorous, I have had conversations with peers regarding my desire to become D.E.A. agent, which inevitably go something like this:"So, if you want to be a D.E.A. agent, why are you pro pot?" "I'm for legalization, not for dealers who kill innocent people. I mean, think about it, do you know where your pot comes from?"
The looks I get are very interesting. I wonder how many lives were lost over this marijuana. Mexico is a main supplier of cannabis and methamphetamine, as well as a gateway for cocaine from the Colombian drug cartels.
While I condone neither illegal drug use nor drug smuggling, I really have to give them some credit for at least being entertaining and hilarious in their creative smuggling methods. I usually don't do this to drug dealers, but I was pretty impressed with their creative method of transport.
When telling my Criminal Justice Professor about this bizarre story, he repeated the following quote which is true in most cases: "They always catch the stupid and the unlucky." So, since they were not caught, who would you say the stupid and unlucky are now?