Marijuana Cannon Used to Fire Drugs into United States (Photos)

| by Alex Groberman

Authorities in the city of Mexicali recently found a powerful cannon that was apparently being used to fire giant packets of marijuana across the border.

Constructed out of plastic pipe and a metal tank that used compressed air from the engine of an old automobile, this device was reportedly capable of shooting out packages weighing as much as 29 pounds.

According to the Guardian, the gadget was uncovered last week after U.S. officials complained to Mexican police that they had been finding large bundles of drugs all over the border. Because Mexican officers had previously confiscated items of this sort, they knew exactly what they were dealing with.