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Sinaloa Cartel smugglers using high-powered cannon to launch drugs over border fence

November 16, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Sinaloa Cartel smugglers using high-powered cannon to launch drugs over border fence

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Sinaloa Cartel smugglers are using air-powered cannons to propel drug bundles over the fence that separates the border between Arizona and Sonora, Mexico.

Soldiers and Mexican federal agents recently seized a cannon in Agua Prieta, Sonora.

According to NPR, the device was inside a van that police discovered during a routine patrol.

The van had an air compressor used to launch the bundles over the fence.

Mexican officials discovered 203 drug bundles weighing roughly 900 tons and 1,956 ammunition rounds with 26 magazines.

It is not clear if any arrests have been made.

Drug smugglers are continuing to employ cannons and catapults to send bundles of drugs over the U.S.-Mexico Border Fence.

Although it was not revealed which cartel was responsible for this attempt, the U.S. DEA labels Sonora as an area under the Sinaloa Cartel’s control.

Mexican federal authorities last year seized another “homemade bazooka” inside a modified panel van with no license plate in the same town measuring nearly 10 feet long, alongside an air compressor.

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