Mexican Police Find Van Equipped with Bazooka for Launching Drugs Over the Border

Monica Sanchez | September 20, 2016
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(Image via Mexico's National Security Commission)

Drugs are smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico via cargo, secret tunnels, drug mules, and even cannons. 

Mexico’s National Security Commission announced in a press release on Saturday that federal police officers found a van with a homemade bazooka they believe was used to launch drugs over the border and into the U.S., reports Fox News Latino.

Mexican authorities discovered the van abandoned in the town of Agua Prieta, across the border from Douglas, Arizona.

It was found without a license plate and its doors wide open.

The vehicle had been reported stolen in the town of Hermosillo on July 1, some 220 miles south of Agua Prieta.

“When inspected inside, an air compressor, a gasoline engine, a tank for storing air, and a metal tube about 3 meters long (bazooka homemade) was located,” writes the commission.

(Image via Mexico's National Security Commission)

"The van has a cut in the roof toward the back," the press release reads, "to allow the tube to be used to launch projectiles, possibly from the edge of the border of Mexico into the United States."

Mexico’s National Security Commission discussed the discovery as an example of its security and border surveillance efforts. 

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