snipped from http://5minforecast.agorafinancial.com/nothing-to-worry-about:
Ah, you spend billions on a wall intended to keep out the wandering hoards… and they go and get medieval on your ass:
Yes, that’s a catapult. It’s being used by marijuana smugglers to launch their cargo across the border from Mexico into Arizona.
It’s nine feet tall and sits on a flatbed towed by an SUV. A Mexican army officer says it was capable of launching 4.4 pounds of pot at a time.
We can only imagine how long this was going on. It was finally broken up last Friday when U.S. National Guardsmen spotted the contraption and called Mexican investigators.
They seized the catapult and about 45 pounds of pot… but the intrepid entrepreneurs got away, no doubt to launch from somewhere else.