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Major smuggling tunnel found at US-Mexico border

SAN DIEGO — A federal investigation was under way Thursday into a recently completed, highly sophisticated tunnel found between San Diego and Tijuana.

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Several federal agencies that compose the San Diego Tunnel Task Force uncovered the passageway, spokeswoman Lauren Mack of Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement told reporters late Wednesday.


A highly sophisticated smuggling tunnel found near border (Credit: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

Authorities found the subterranean passageway on Wednesday, arresting three people and seizing 325 pounds of cocaine along with more than eight tons of marijuana, according to U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement.

The tunnel — outfitted with electricity, ventilation and a rail system – - had access points in Baja California, southwest of Otay Mesa Port of Entry, and in an industrial park on the San Diego side of the international border, authorities said.

Federal agents plan to hold a news conference at 2:30 p.m. to disclose more details about their investigation.


8 Comments to “Major smuggling tunnel found at US-Mexico border”

    Bowler's Desk San Diego News said:
    October 31, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Reblogged this on San Diego News – Bowler's Desk and commented:
    Major smuggling tunnel found at US-Mexico border

    <?> said:
    October 31, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    How about instead of trying to smuggle your junk over here you work on your own economy and country to make things better for yourselves, then you won't need tunnels to make money.

    dailydebacle said:
    October 31, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Guess the folks who got caught coming over while shrink wrapped in the AC units yesterday couldn't wait for this to be finished.

    HaHa xD said:
    October 31, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Maybe we can use it to smuggle the 11 million illegals back to their homeland without all the paperwork and excuses.

    Art said:
    October 31, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    I'm almost sure that Mexicans out illegals are not the only ones who use drugs here… there is dug attics from every race… what about the tons of ecstasy that comes on boats from Germany the number one supplier

    Art said:
    October 31, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Drug attics sorry stupid typo

      K. McG said:
      November 1, 2013 at 1:01 AM

      Actually it's spelled "Drug ADDICTS"

        esco said:
        November 4, 2013 at 9:54 PM

        Nice catch, that was ridiculous.

        If you guys and gals sign up and create a profile (like I have) you can adjust & correct your comments by clicking the 'edit' feature. It's a pretty cool feature.

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