Smugglers use homemade bazookas to blast drugs onto U.S. soil

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Undated images show a homemade bazooka used to blast packets of drugs from Mexico to Douglas, Arizona.
Undated images show a homemade bazooka used to blast packets of drugs from Mexico to Douglas, Arizona.
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DOUGLAS, Ariz. (KABC) -- Drug smugglers are getting more creative and using homemade bazookas to blast packets of narcotics onto American soil.

Federal police officers in Mexico found a van fitted with an air compressor and a 10-foot metal tube.

The van has a cut in the roof toward the back to allow the tube to be used to launch contraband.

The van was found abandoned across the border from Douglas, Arizona.