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Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:16 PM

Tunnel with rail and solar system 'intended for drug smuggling' found under Mexico-California border

Source: Independent


It is unclear whether arrests were made on Mexican side of border

Andrew Buncombe Placentia, California @AndrewBuncombe
5 hours ago



Officials have found what was described as a “sophisticated” cross-border tunnel likely designed for drug smuggling between the US and Mexico, that included a rail system and a solar system to provide ventilation and lighting.

Agents from the US Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations and the Drug Enforcement Administration, measured that the tunnel reached 336 into California. It did not yet have an exit.

Officials said the Mexican side of the tunnel was first discovered by Mexican State Police, Policia Estatal Preventiva and Mexican military forces while conducting an operation in the Mexican border town of Jacume. The operation on September 19 focussed on a residence located 221 feet south of the United States-Mexico international boundary, officials said.

US agents determined that the tunnel’s entry point included a shaft that was approximately 31 feet deep, with a total length of 627 feet, of which 336 feet were inside the United States. Agents reached an exit shaft that went approximately 15 feet up towards the surface, but did not yet have a an exit point into the US.

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/tunnel-mexico-us-border-drug-smuggling-california-san-diego-solar-rail-train-a8578026.html

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sandensea Oct 10 #1
canetoad Oct 10 #2
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:22 PM

1. So much for Cheeto's wall

Wouldn't be surprised if he and his gang eventually use one to flee the U.S. themselves.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:39 PM

2. How cool is that?

A sustainable tunnel with infrastructure for public transport.

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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 12:07 AM

3. Was it the same tunnel they used in Weeds?

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