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.
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