Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


FYI: Mexican Weed Cannon Launches Packages Of Marijuana Into California

Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

Drug traffickers—what will they think of next?! The AP reports that Mexican police in Mexicali have recently "recovered a powerful improvised cannon used to hurl packets of marijuana across a border fence into California." Quick question: Can that cannon reach Coachella?

Apparently, the cannon is "made up of a plastic pipe and a crude metal tank that used compressed air from the engine of an old car" and has been "packed with drugs that weighed as much as 30 pounds." U.S. authorities have been seeing these kinds of air deliveries—in December, numerous pot-packages were found in Yuma, Arizona. Like this: