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U.S., Mexico Authorities Dismantle Catapult Used to Launch Drugs over Border near Douglas

Release Date: 
February 14, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Douglas Station Border Patrol agents recently seized two bundles of marijuana catapulted across the border from Mexico.  

Border Patrol agents in Douglas, Ariz. removed a catapult from the border fence, which was being used to hurl bundles of marijuana into the U.S. from Mexico
Border Patrol agents in Douglas, Ariz.
removed a catapult from the border fence,
which was being used to hurl bundles of
marijuana into the U.S. from Mexico

While patrolling an area east of the Douglas Port of Entry on Feb. 10, agents noticed several people on the south side quickly retreating from the fence as they approached. When agents arrived at the fence they found a catapult system attached to the south side of the border fence. They searched the area and located two bundles of marijuana.

Agents contacted law enforcement authorities in Mexico who responded to investigate. U.S. Border Patrol agents dismantled the catapult system which was seized by Mexican authorities. Border Patrol agents took possession of the marijuana that weighed more than 47 pounds combined.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials welcome assistance from their law enforcement partners in Mexico, as well as U.S. citizens who often report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol.

Last modified: 
February 15, 2017