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Mexico discovers drug tunnel under Arizona border

July 9th 2012   ·   25 Comments

Not all tunnels are as elaborate as this one, found in Nogales in 2001. Scores of tunnels have been found in the border town in recent years.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s army has uncovered a 755-foot (230-meter) tunnel running under the Sonora-Arizona border that was used to smuggle drugs into the United States.

Mexico’s defense secretariat says the tunnel linked a soon-to-be-opened ice and purified water business in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora to a business in San Luis, Arizona.

Gen. Raul Guereca said Saturday that the tunnel was 4.25 feet (1.3 meters) high and reached a depth of almost 60 feet (18 meters) below ground. It had electricity, ventilation and small cars to transport the drugs through the tunnel.

Officials did not say which cartel they thought had built the tunnel. As U.S. authorities have tightened land crossings, tunnels have become a popular way for Mexico’s cartels to smuggle drugs and people into the U.S.

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Readers Comments (25)

  1. Donna Graf says:

    YAH! This is super great! All that time of making it, just to be discovered. LOL Thanks, Mexico! LOL LOL LOL

  2. Thats great. Now that another stop to drugs in U.S.

  3. Your tax dollars at work !!!

  4. Nice….now they can get chemical weapons to the US undetected. Do you actually think that only Mexicans will use that tunnel?

  5. time to fill that with cement

  6. Kenneth Lee says:

    bobby trap the tunnel – kill them as they use it.

  7. How did they build such a thing if the borders are being watched. Do you know how much dirt movement that took? No one on either side noticed this until just now? I think one govt or both are in on the tunnels and just exposing a few to look like they’re giving a darn.

  8. Can’t say I’m surprised. :-(

  9. Financed by the Obama administration!

  10. Doris Yaple says:

    Not the first time tunnels have been built, probably quit a maze of tunnels between the US & Mexico.

  11. Allen Tobin says:

    I hope that the radon gas is in large qaunities in the ground there.

  12. Chuck Hajek says:

    but the border is secure so says Nappy and Holdup..jackwads!

  13. I just wish there was a “share” option available for this story

  14. what else is new………….tunnels ever where on the border

  15. Another one? The whole border is gonna cave in on them one of these days, we hope!!

  16. Thought that was previously found… Maybe it’s a new one??

  17. Wait till illegals are in it then blast both ends shut. Let them die down there.

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