U.S. shuts drug smuggling tunnel on border with Mexico

Posted on November 1, 2013 • Filed under: Border Issues, Drug Activity, Mexico, Police/Military Activity, United States

US authorities have shut a sophisticated drug smuggling tunnel recently dug under the US-Mexican border. The tunnel – said to be 2.4 miles long – linked a warehouse in Tijuana to another in San Diego, California. Derek Benner, head of Homeland Security Investigations in San Diego, said it was equipped with lights, ventilation and an electric rail system. Benner said the zigzag route suggested the builders had gone off course. The tunnel runs about 10.7m (35 feet) below the surface and is about 1.2m high and 90cm wide. Read Article

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