New drug tunnel found near US-Mexico border

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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???

    • Bert

      Dumb and Dumberer is more like it. Legalize pot right down to the point where people that want to smoke can freely ‘grow their own’, drug war largely over and done with. There’s other stuff, but you kill the pot thing by returning it to the time-honored status of ditch weed, you ‘win’ the War On Drugs.  As for Mexico…maybe in the course of printing the next 1.4 trillion in promissory debt-dollars, they’ll cut Mexico a check to help build some schools, couple hospitals, work with billionaire Salim to get some basic industry happening so people have some kind of basic employment and don’t do this kind of stuff anymore?  Mexico’s a second-and-a-half world country, they have a trillion-dollar annual GDP, if they really worked at it, they could do the global trade partner-thing completely independently of the United States, and not just methamphetamine precursor chemicals, either. Historically, the Spaniards had a heavy hand in settling the Americas, and they laid claim to what is now Mexico and parts of the United States, so, there’s a heavy nautical history in Mexico’s national DNA. If they can manage to rediscover it, become a more prominent player in international shipping, they could have some honest-to-gosh exports, real industry, and a thriving economy that doesn’t leave millions in duress and privation and vulnerable to the influence of organized crime. Most of Mexico’s problems seem to be centered in the northern states, and there is a question/issue of discrimination/deliberate isolation/exclusion within Mexico, where the Mestizos are basically left to starve in the northern states while the wealthier types live in the south, something like that.  Anyway, I think things will eventually be changing to the net common benefit of all Mexicans, with time. With time.

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