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Police in Mexico find marijuana launching cannon used to send pot into US

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Police in Mexico have discovered a new method in the illegal drug trade.

They've confiscated a marijuana launching cannon.

Authorities say the device is powered by an old car engine and was being used to hurl packets of drugs across a border fence into California.

Back in December, U.S. Border Patrol agents found dozens of canisters of marijuana in Yuma, Arizona, each weighing about two pounds.

Officials said the packages appeared to have been launched from up to 500 feet away.

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