PHOENIX — Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona have seized a nearly 100-pound (45 kilogram) bundle of marijuana after spotting it flying over the border fence.
Surveillance video on Wednesday captured the large package launching through the air over the fence from Mexico to the U.S. Agents on the ground found a large, plastic-wrapped bundle worth about $48,000.
Spokeswoman Stephanie Dixon said drug smugglers are increasingly launching massive bundles of pot over the border fence, posing a danger to nearby residents and businesses because of their weight. She said she knew of one incident in which a bundle went through the roof of a dog house.
It’s unclear what smugglers used to launch this particular package, but in the past they’ve used home-made catapults and air cannons. Dixon said she didn’t know the number of such cases over the last few years.
“Not only is it illegal activity but it’s extremely dangerous to the public,” she said.
The incident occurred…