Now there’s something you don’t see everyday: a mobile air compressor-driven cannon for launching drugs over and across the Mexican border. The existence of this Dark Side potato gun makes you wonder. If The Donald and his Republican amigos build The Wall, will it stop the flow of drugs northwards (as promised)? As if. You can no more stop black market profiteering than you can halt the now-proverbial signal. Anyway, borderlandbeat.com tells the tale.
According to the CNS (Comisión Nacional de Seguridad), the federal police seized a vehicle modified with a cannon that was used to launch packages of drugs across the Mexican Border.
The agency stated through a bulletin “CNS, through a joint effort with the federal police, detected a vehicle with modifications which were apparently used to launch packages of drugs through the Sonoran border”.
The confiscation of the vehicle occurred in Agua Prieta, were security elements detected the vehicle parked with no licence plates and with the doors open. “An air compressor was found in the inside, a motor tank, an air tank, and a metallic tube that was three meter long (resembling a homemade bazooka)”, detailed the CNS.
The rooftop of the vehicle was cut open in order to allow the metallic cannon to launch the packages.
The CNS stated, that the cannon was most likely to be used around the border area into the United States.
Maybe Evil Knievel was onto something. Or on something . . .