Underground tunnel found on the U.S. – Mexico border
July 15th 2012 · 19 Comments
Mexican authorities found a new drug smuggling tunnel on the Arizona – Mexico border Friday, the fourth discovery in the past week. The passage was found near Nogales, Ariz., during a drainage system inspection on the Mexican side of the border.
On Thursday, Mexican troops had found another underground tunnel beneath the Tijuana – San Diego border and seized more than 40 tons of marijuana. The alleyway is a 365-meter long construction originated in a warehouse, and extended 100 meters into the U.S.
Soldiers found the Tijuana warehouse with four moving trucks filled with the drug, a trailer full of dirt, and excavation equipment. The tunnel was equipped with a railcar system. Three people were detained.
A week ago, a completed tunnel was discovered in an empty mall store connecting San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora and San Luis, Arizona. The 240-yard tunnel showed a top level of sophistication.
According to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE,) more than 150 secret tunnels have been found along the U.S. – Mexico border since 1990.
A version of this column originally appeared in www.topix.com.
Incoming search terms:
- Open Borders with Mexico
- underground tunnel mexico to usa
- underground tunnels from mexico to us
Tags: Alleyway, Ariz, Discovery, Drainage System, Drug Smuggling Tunnel, Excavation Equipment, Friday, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Luis Rio, Mexican Authorities, Mexican Troops, Mexico Border, Mexico border Mexican authorities, Moving Trucks, new drug smuggling tunnel, Nogales, Railcar, San Diego Border, San Luis Arizona, San Luis Rio Colorado, San Luis Rio Colorado Sonora, Secret Tunnels, smuggling, U S Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Underground Tunnel
By Nogales News