New drug tunnel found near US-Mexico border

TIJUANA- Mexican authorities said Saturday they have discovered a “sophisticated” tunnel likely intended for smuggling drugs and migrants across the US-Mexico border.

The entrance to the tunnel, which was still under construction, is located in a warehouse about 300 meters (328 yards) from the border between the Mexican city of Mexicali and Calexico, California, Mexicali police chief Marco Antonio Carrillo told AFP.

The tunnel — which is about 10 meters deep and 30 meters long — has a ventilation system and lighting and is considered the most “sophisticated” of such structures found in recent years, Carrillo said.

Authorities uncovered it thanks to an anonymous tip, he added.

A man was arrested at the scene.

Discoveries of such underground passageways along the US-Mexico border are not uncommon and authorities say they are used by organized crime groups to traffick drugs and people into the United States.

At least 70,000 people have died in drug-related violence since 2006, when troops were deployed to battle drug cartels, according to the new Mexican government that took over in December.

Also Saturday, authorities said at least 26 people were killed in Mexico in the past 24 hours in apparent drug-related crimes, including six men shot dead whose bodies bear signs of torture.

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  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    bumabalik lang ang mga mexicano
    sa teritoryo nilang ninakaw ng u.s.

    bakit di mapigil ng u.s.
    ang mga durugista nila?

    • http://twitter.com/dibs_on_tweet Dennis

      actually they can, just nuke the border of mexico. is it acceptable to you?

      mmm… when you say mexican, do you mean spanish? mexicans (spanish settlers) and americans with spanish decent stole that part of the world.

      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

        ang metsikano
        mga pinsan yan ng native americans
        na nalahian ng konting kastila

        sila ang mag rerecover
        ng nanakaw nilang mga lupa

        brown is the future of norte amerika
        pati pinoy brown

      • http://twitter.com/dibs_on_tweet Dennis

         …then who is stealing whose land now?

      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

        they are just regaining their land
        from their white oppressors

        tulad namin dito sa pilipinas

  • Fulpol

    fast and furious movie???

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