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Suspects use catapult to smuggle marijuana

January 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Authorities have foiled a scheme using a catapult to fling drugs over the Arizona-Mexico border.

Surveillance video provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows the culprits in the act.

The footage shows several people preparing the catapult before it was stopped by Mexican authorities.

Mexican officials seized 45 pounds of marijuana and the catapult.

The smugglers left the area before they could be captured.