Cannon Fodder In The War On Drugs
United States Border Patrol agents found some 'suspicious' cans on the US side of the border with Mexico recently. Upon closer inspection the cans were filled with cannabis
and had apparently been shot over the border with a cannon. Wonder how much trouble the guy who thought that one up is in now.
Listed in chronological order. Newest comments at the end.
Another fail for the drug people in Mexico.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/28/12 at 11:34 PM
The guy that thought this one up is South of the Boarder living large!
This "war on drugs" like most of the modern day wars is more about profiteers making money that actually accomplishing a particular goal.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/28/12 at 11:34 PM
Sounds like the smugglers were sampling their product before thinking this one up.
Posted by Harvey on 12/29/12 at 01:11 AM
True that, Expat. If you're getting paid to "fight" something, there's little incentive to win, because then you're out of a job!
Kind of like the war on internet piracy, there's a lot of noise and attacks on casual downloaders, but the organizations created to fight it NEVER go after the commercial bootleggers that make make millions.
Which is why you should never download an illegal file. Just find the right fleamarket and get this weeks new movies and the latest albums for 5 bucks a pop. They'll never come after you then!
Posted by Captain DaFt on 12/30/12 at 02:54 AM
> Wonder how much trouble the guy who thought that one up is in now.
Unless he foolishly wrote his name on the cans, probably none.
I don't see why anyone thinks this is evidence of stupidity on the part of the smugglers. The stuff is cheap enough to produce, who cares if you lose a few cans? Think about all the ones that weren't lost, that were picked up on our side without having to go through a border checkpoint. Unlike a tunnel, the border patrol can't shut down a cannon. No part of it is in the US, so they have no jurisdiction to go after it. And if they figure out where it is, it can be easily moved.
Posted by Tyler Tork on 12/30/12 at 07:43 PM
I was thinking that the shooter had one of those pneumatic guns they use to shoot T-shirts with at sports events. No?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/30/12 at 10:45 PM
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