TUCSON, Arizona — A border wall won’t stop everything from coming into the United States.
Border patrol agents recently stumbled upon a group of people using a catapult system to hurl bundles of marijuana over a section of border fence from Mexico into the U.S.near Douglas, Arizona.
As the agents approached, the drug delivery men took off but left behind “a catapult system attached to the south side of the border fence,” according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.
A search of the area turned up two bundles of marijuana that together weighed in around 47 pounds.
Authorities called their counterparts in Mexico who arrived to search for the men, but they got away.
President Trump has vowed to build a wall the entire length of the U.S. border to keep out illegal immigrants and to slow drug traffickers. As it stands, there is around 600 miles of barricades already standing in stretches of the roughly 1,900-square-mile border.
The existing fence has not deterred drug traffickers who have just gotten increasingly creative, digging elaborate tunnels, using air cannons and ultralight aircraft to smuggle drugs across.