Two Words: Weed Cannon
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 @ 11:06 a.m. /
It's hard not to admire the tenacity, but the lack of a pickup person suggests their communication chain needs work.
Via NBC News:
Over 30 cans of marijuana were shot into Yuma, Ariz., using a cannon, Customs and Border Protection officials said Tuesday. The suspicious cans were discovered near the Colorado River in Yuma 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.
At first glimpse, this idea looks half-baked. On the other hand, after factoring in trajectory, velocity, and wind direction, this may have required some serious calculations.