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Smugglers had cannon to launch drugs into U.S.

Mexican Police found large tube and air compressor
Posted at 5:21 PM, Sep 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 12:36:38-04
AGUA PRIETA, MEXICO (KGUN9-TV) - Criminals sometimes put a lot of effort and ingenuity into their crimes.  
 
To smuggle drugs from Mexico into the US, smugglers have built elaborate underground tunnels, used catapults, or just thrown small bundles as if they were throwing a football.
 
Now smugglers may be trying a cannon to fire drug bundles over the border fence.
 
Mexican Federal Police near Agua Prieta have found a stolen van equipped with a long launch tube, an air compressor and an air tank.  They think the device was intended to propel drug bundles to the US side.
 
Agua Prieta is near Douglas on the US side of the Mexico-Arizona border.