Prohibition is the mother of criminal ingenuity. When the U.S. banned alcohol, bootleggers came up with all kinds of tricky innovations to get their booze past the feds and into the mouths of a thirsty public.
Today, the drug war has given birth to genius inventions like the pneumatic pot cannon (see slide two). In this gallery, we’ve rounded up the five most absurd and outrageous machines smugglers have used to dodge border patrol and coast guard to meet the huge black market demand.
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A Pot Catapult
Pneumatic Pot Cannon
Cocaine Seized from a Go-Fast Boat
Smuggling by Ultralight