Tunnel with rail and solar system 'intended for drug smuggling' found under Mexi
Tunnel with rail and solar system ‘intended for drug smuggling’ found under Mexico-California border
It is unclear whether arrests were made on Mexican side of border
Andrew BuncombePlacentia, 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.PADemD, Lucas Jackson like this
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