Drug smuggling tunnels filled with marijuana found. 15 photos
Three drug smuggling tunnels equipped with lighting and ventilation — including one with a railcar system — have been discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border just within a week. It looks like the drug cartels are building sophisticated passages to escape heightened detection above ground.
Two of the tunnels were still incomplete. The first one the Mexican army found in a Tijuana warehouse Thursday with more than 40 tons of marijuana at the entry. The passage extended nearly 400 yards, including more than 100 yards into the United States.
The entrance to a Mexico-U.S. drug tunnel located under a sink at a recycling plant at the Otay Mesa industrial park in Tijuana.
Soldiers found the Tijuana warehouse with four moving trucks full of marijuana, a trailer full of dirt, pickaxes, wheelbarrows, drills and other excavation equipment. The tunnel was equipped with a railcar system.
The Mexican army said three people were detained.
Another tunnel was fully completed passage. And it was found in a vacant strip mall storefront in the south-western Arizona city of San Luis.
The 240-yard tunnel in Arizona was built quite professionally. "When you see what is there and the way they designed it, it wasn't something that your average miner could put together," said Douglas Coleman, special agent in charge of the Phoenix division of the Drug Enforcement Administration. "You would need someone with some engineering expertise to put something together like this."
The tunnels have become an increasingly common way to smuggle enormous loads of heroin, marijuana and other drugs into the country. More than 70 passages have been found on the border since October 2008, which extends the number of discoveries in the previous six years. Many are clustered around San Diego, California's Imperial Valley and Nogales in Arizona.
California is popular because its clay-like soil is easy to dig with shovels.
|• Police find 40 tonnes of weed at end of secret tunnel|
|The tunnel was lit, ventilated and equipped with a rail system.|
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|Police found more than 40 tons of marijuana|
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