Friday, January 28, 2011

The Dumbest Method of Running Drugs Across the Border

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a bag of pot flying into the United States!

I nearly spit my coffee out in laughter yesterday when I read a newspaper article detailing how Mexican drug smugglers were caught using a catapult to launch drugs (namely pot) into the United States.
Drug runners normally try to get narcotics across the border in vehicles, or on foot depending on their location. I live in British Columbia, so runners here usually just go through the woods into the U.S. with pounds of pot in a duffel bag. I personally have walked across the border (without drugs) without any problem at the Peace Arch crossing, without going through customs. It's ridiculously easy, and a good way to make some cash - not that I condone such activities...

Apparently the National Guard notified authorities after taking video footage of the catapult in action. The operation was shut down, and some Mexicans were charged.

For those interested in seeing the footage, here's a video...





Am I the only person who immediately thought of Angry Birds when I saw the catapult?

31 comments:

  1. You think it would be easier to just run it.

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  2. I thought it was rather ingenious...

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  3. This made my day, seriously!

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  4. I'm surprised they didn't just use it to throw people over here. If you survive, you're American. Bam!

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  5. This is an early way of sneaking Mexicans over the border, haha.

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  6. omg totally made my day thank you

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  7. That's actually really clever lol

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  8. These clowns are another prime example of some Filthy HOs that deserve to burn in hell for their absolute stupidity....oh ya and that dude with the skunk hat? I came!

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  9. Bahaha a catapult. Brilliant stuff. I love people with such a high amount of ingenuity about them.

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  10. 10/10 for creativity
    0/10 for practicality

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  11. *I was talking about the catapult, by the way-- the blog is great. =)

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  12. getting MEDIEVAL ON THEIR ASSES!

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  13. I read this in the news, I LOLled. This is so stupid of these guys. But they win the originality price.

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  14. crazy or ingenious any way funny great post

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  15. rl angry birds lol. i'm surprised no one thought of this fabulous idea earlier.

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  16. lol where there's a will they will always find a way.

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  17. Awesome shoop. What are you catapulting down South?

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  18. They use hand held catapults to get drugs into prisons...usually inside dead birds or rats. Then when the prisoners are out exercising they pick them up...

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  19. This seems like an idea Homer Simpson would come up with.

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  20. haha they should make a pot trebuchet

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