"It looks like a medieval catapult that was used back in the day," Tucson sector Border Patrol spokesman David Jimarez told Reuters.Oh, is that right? How 'bout some jousters?
The smugglers left the area before they could be captured, but Mexican officials seized about 45 pounds of marijuana, an SUV and the catapult device.
"I have not seen anything like that in my time before as a Border Patrol agent ... although we are trained to handle any kind of a threat that comes over that border," Jimarez added.
Incidentally, this happened in Naco, Sonora, which begs the question: is there a taboo for people in Naco against insulting people with the label, "naco"?