Filed Under:  Border Tunnels, Crime, Drug Tunnel, Marijuana

US-Mexico border tunnel nets 40 tons of pot

July 13th 2012   ·   12 Comments

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) – The Mexican army says it seized more than 40 tons of marijuana at the entry to a secret tunnel that crossed the border to the United States but didn’t have an exit on American soil.

The army said the tunnel found Thursday in Tijuana extended nearly 400 yards – including more than 100 yards into San Diego. It began in a warehouse where soldiers found a trailer filled with dirt, shovels, drills and other equipment.

The tunnel was lit, ventilated and equipped with a rail system.

It was the second, major incomplete tunnel found on the San Diego-Tijuana area in two days and the third along the U.S.-Mexico border in a week.

A completed tunnel was discovered Saturday in a strip mall storefront in the Arizona city of San Luis.

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Readers Comments (12)

  1. Neil Franklin says:

    If marijuana was legalized, the price would plummet and put the cartels out of business. However, in my opinion, our corrupt lawmakers are being paid off by the cartels as they are by by OPEC!

  2. Char Fortner says:

    A little C4 in the right place the tunnel would no longer be open.

  3. Doug Sabo says:

    Must be headed to the Democratic Nat’l Convention, its seems thats how they act selecting leadership…

  4. that’s probably where you know put their stash

  5. Sue Moore says:

    Oh no…..Janet assured us that drug trafficking was down as well as illegals crossing the border!!!!!

  6. a bundle of TNT ought to do the trick

  7. David Kelly says:

    Phosgene gas will take care of the problem and fill the tunnel with bones.

  8. I wish they would fill every such tunnel with radioactive waste.

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