Translated by El Wachito
Mexican police have found a 'homemade cannon' used to launch drugs across the border
According to the CNS (Comisión Nacional de Seguridad), the federal police seized a vehicle modified with a cannon that was used to launch packages of drugs across the Mexican Border.
The agency stated through a bulletin "CNS, through a joint effort with the federal police, detected a vehicle with modifications which were apparently used to launch packages of drugs through the Sonoran border".
The confiscation of the vehicle occurred in Agua Prieta, were security elements detected the vehicle parked with no licence plates and with the doors open. "An air compressor was found in the inside, a motor tank, an air tank, and a metallic tube that was three meter long (resembling a homemade bazooka)", detailed the CNS.
The rooftop of the vehicle was cut open in order to allow the metallic cannon to launch the packages.
The CNS stated, that the cannon was most likely to be used around the border area into the United States.
According to an investigation the vehicle confiscated was reported as stolen during July 1, 2016 in Hermosillo, Sonora. The vehicle and the modifications were secured by the Public Prosecutors Office.