Canned Marijuana Fired From Cannon into US

By Lauren Steussy
|  Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012  |  Updated 6:25 AM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
15 Pounds of Cocaine Stashed in Woman's Gas Tank

US Customs and Border Protection

Border Patrol agents said the discovery was "another unique but unsuccessful attempt" to smuggle drugs into the U.S.

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

Over 30 cans of marijuana were shot into Yuma via cannon, Customs and Border Protection officials said Tuesday.

The suspicious cans were discovered near the Colorado River in Yuma, Arizona on Friday.

Border Patrol agents said the discovery was "another unique but unsuccessful attempt" to smuggle drugs into the U.S.

An investigation of the area determined that the cans were fired from about 500 feet away with a pneumatic-powered cannon. A carbon-dioxide tank was found nearby. 

Mexican authorities are also looking into the incident. 

The marijuana weighed 85 pounds and was valued at $42,500. It will be destroyed, according to a statement from the agency.  

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay Area's... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out