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Mexican smugglers have used countless methods of sending in and out drugs past US agents including ways made through tunnels, cars, boats and the human body as well. And now, after all these old-fashioned attempts the dealers have devised a new way of sneaking drugs across the nearly militarized US border, and that is, by using cannons.
According to US authorities, an air powered cannon fires bags containing drugs from Mexico which then land on US soil, later to be retrieved by the dealers present there.
In Mexicali, Mexican authorities confiscated one such cannon which was being transported in a truck. Mexicali shares the international boundary with Calexico in California, which makes it quite a favorable area for the drug dealers who want to fire bags of marijuana etc into US.
In another incident, US authorities found cans of drugs piled in an Arizona farmland last December in such a manner that they looked as if ‘dropped from the sky’. The authorities believe that the canisters must’ve been fired from Mexico over the Colorado River.
The confiscated ‘Marijuana Cannon’ is an out of the ordinary method. It has lead the police investigation authorities to important clues with which they can find out about related techniques being used by dealers in both Mexico and the US to smuggle drugs.