Mexican Police Seize the "Marijuana Cannon"

Mexican Police Seize the "Marijuana Cannon"

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The "Marijuana Cannon" recently found in Mexico gives the word "bomber" a whole new meaning.

One of the biggest challenges facing modern Mexican drug traffickers is the difficulty of getting product across the border and into the lucrative U.S. market. The shared border is a benefit in many ways, eliminating the need for things like Colombian semi-submersibles, but the American fixation on illegal immigration naturally complicates the process.

The solution cooked up by one enterprising criminal is amazingly obvious in hindsight: just gun it across the border - literally - with a homemade "marijuana cannon." Made from a large-bore plastic tube, a metal tank and an automobile engine, the ganja gun uses compressed air to fire packages of the evil weed weighing roughly 30 pounds.

It's out of action now, however; the herb howitzer was seized by police in the border city of Mexicali after U.S. authorities reported the discovery of a large number of packages of drugs that appeared to have been flung across the border.

Not that I'm any kind of supporter of narcotics traffickers, but this really is kind of brilliant. Not quite as impressive as driving a van made entirely of dope across the border, perhaps, but infinitely more practical.

Source: The Guardian

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I would be very surprised if this really was the first time someone tried it

I was going to make a different post but had to delete it after captcha came up with a better smuggling idea.

Pizza topping. Set up a pizza shop on the border and deliver pizza to hungry, hungry Americans. Plenty of fresh herbs for that authentic Meheecan flavour.

You had way too much fun coming up with alternate names for the cannabis cannon, didn't you?

A reefer railgun: Now THIS is a firearm everybody should have!

get dragon ball cosplayers and make them Kamehame-ganja that stuff over the borders.

VladG:
I would be very surprised if this really was the first time someone tried it

I was once in a meeting with a guy who usually worked in the US and he said that when his company had to do work near the border it was basically raining packages of drugs and whatnot, because the gangs had constructed various catapults and trebuchets on the other side just to try and get the drugs into the US. Not quite cannons, but a similar kind of thing.

Oh my word this is amazing... Drug people are so amusing:-P

It's the perfect "weed idea", it seems impractical until you get high and all of a sudden you're hooking up a car motor to a cannon. I'm literally stunned by the ingenuity on display here. Long live the Reefer Rocket!

Next up: the ganja mass relay

Note: video not related to ganja, but it does move small green packages great distances.

DVS BSTrD:
A reefer railgun: Now THIS is a firearm everybody should have!

My thoughts exactly. XD

.....

so, wait.....

basically, they were just throwing 30 lbs. bundles of weed at the US?

now, in my mind, I have made a scenario:

A lone 80's teenager version of drug dealers, standing outside their love interests home at night, throwing said bales of weed at her window.

Yes, he indeed does have a boombox held over his head.

New Saints Row weapon!

lol herb howitzer... sounds like an FPS screenname... lol.

This is pure win. The weed is probably nasty though.

I got one...The Marijuana Mortar

OT: I have to agree with Andy on this one, that is kinda genius in a silly way.

Sounds like these guys have been playing loads of Seiken Densetsu 3.

Saw this earlier today, had me smiling all day long.

I wanna meet the people behind this, shake their hands and offer them scholarships to MIT. They have no business being in jail, we need them for bigger projects.

Ironside:

VladG:
I would be very surprised if this really was the first time someone tried it

I was once in a meeting with a guy who usually worked in the US and he said that when his company had to do work near the border it was basically raining packages of drugs and whatnot, because the gangs had constructed various catapults and trebuchets on the other side just to try and get the drugs into the US. Not quite cannons, but a similar kind of thing.

Doesn't sound very practical, anyone can just pick it up and walk off :-/ Perhaps they just want to get more people stonned/addicted? Here have a sample.

I'm not au fait with the modern parlance, but back in my day the reference would have been to a "shotgun".

Sounds to me like these guys have been watching Mythbusters episodes for ideas

For some reason the headcrab can artillery came to mind. Horrifying and stupid yet cool, for some reason. :/

I guess this gives a new meaning to the term "shooting up", huh? Maybe they were trying to aim high?

Yeah, I'll show myself the door...

Quellist:
Sounds to me like these guys have been watching Mythbusters episodes for ideas

"On this episode of MythBusters: Can an iPhone really be used to hurt people? Is hand sanitizer explosive? And can the team use a car engine to make a chicken cannon?"

OT: I am surprised they aren't using tunnels to bypass the border... oh wait...

Ironside:

VladG:
I would be very surprised if this really was the first time someone tried it

I was once in a meeting with a guy who usually worked in the US and he said that when his company had to do work near the border it was basically raining packages of drugs and whatnot, because the gangs had constructed various catapults and trebuchets on the other side just to try and get the drugs into the US. Not quite cannons, but a similar kind of thing.

Envisioning a barrage of drug packets flying willy-nilly from a bunch of Mexican drug catapults had me laughing hysterically. That really made my day, thanks.

Also, I nominate "Pot-shot" as another name for the marijuana cannon.

lol

(Marijuana Cannon)
Herb Howitzer
Reefer Railgun
Marijuana Mortar
Pot-Shot

You guys have way too much free time :p Keep em coming! This is hilarious :D

Seemed like they set their sights too high and got caught.

Luckily this isn't the middle ages or else they would have gotten stoned

...I apologize for nothing

lancar:
lol

(Marijuana Cannon)
Herb Howitzer
Reefer Railgun
Marijuana Mortar
Pot-Shot

You guys have way too much free time :p Keep em coming! This is hilarious :D

You missed ganja gun ;)

Aside from that... stoner shooter? not very good at this.

Edit: ooh! Grass gun!

 

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