Cans of pot launched over Mexico-Arizona border fence

Several years ago while on border duty near Campo, California one of our patriotic photographers snapped this picture of a Mexican on the south side running toward the border fence with some sort of air canister.  We never figured out what the purpose of it was.

Mexican with compressed air tank?The mystery may now have been solved:

(Arizona Republic) YUMA, Ariz. — Thirty-three marijuana-filled cans were found on the Arizona side of the Mexican border, apparently shot over the fence with an air-pressured cannon.

Weighing about 2-1/2 pounds each, the cans were found late last week scattered in a field here near the Colorado River, U.S. Border Patrol officials said Tuesday. The almost 85 pounds of contents were estimated to be worth $43,000.


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