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SAN DIEGO (AP) – A sophisticated cross-border tunnel equipped with a rail system, ventilation and fluorescent lighting has been shut down by U.S. and Mexican officials — the second discovery of a major underground drug passage in San Diego this month, authorities said Friday.

The tunnel found Thursday is 2,200 feet long — more than seven football fields — and runs from the kitchen of a home in Tijuana, Mexico, to two warehouses in San Diego’s Otay Mesa industrial district, said Mike Unzueta, head of investigations at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in San Diego.

In Mexico, the tunnel’s cinderblock-lined entry dropped 80 to 90 feet to a wood-lined floor, Unzueta said. From the U.S. side, there was a stairway leading to a room about 50 feet underground that was full of marijuana.

“It’s a lot like how the ancient Egyptians buried the kings and queens,” Unzueta said. Unzueta said the tunnel discovered Thursday and another found in early November are believed to be the work of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, headed by that country’s most-wanted drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

“We think ultimately they are controlled by the same overall cartel but that the tunnels were being managed and run independently by different cells operating within the same organization,” Unzueta said.

The passage found Thursday is one of the most advanced to date, with an entry shaft in Mexico lined with cinderblocks and a rail system for drugs to be carried on a small cart, Unzueta said.

Authorities seized more than 20 tons of marijuana. Three men were arrested in the United States, and the Mexican military raided a ranch in Mexico and made five arrests in connection with the tunnel, authorities said.

U.S. authorities have discovered more than 125 clandestine tunnels along the Mexican border since the early 1990s, though many were crude and incomplete.

U.S. authorities do not know how long the latest tunnel was operating. Unzueta said investigators began to look into it in June on a tip that emerged from a large bust of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

U.S. authorities followed a trailer from one of the warehouses to a Border Patrol checkpoint in Temecula, where they seized 27,600 pounds of marijuana. The driver, whose name was not released, was arrested, along with two others who went to a residence in suburban El Cajon that had $13,500 cash inside.

“That (trailer) was literally filled top to bottom, front to back,” Unzueta said. “There wasn’t any room for anything else in that tractor-trailer but air.”

Three tons of marijuana were found in a “subterranean room” and elsewhere in the tunnel on the U.S. side, authorities said. Mexican officials seized four tons of pot at a ranch in northern Mexico, bringing the total haul to more than 20 tons.

The discovery of the cross-border tunnel earlier this month marked one of the largest marijuana seizures in the United States, with agents confiscating 20 tons of marijuana they said was smuggled through the underground passage. One of the warehouses involved in the tunnel discovered Thursday is only a half-block away.

Several sophisticated tunnels have ended in San Diego warehouses. ICE began meeting with landowners last month to warn them about leasing space to tunnel builders.

“These owners of warehouses, they need to know their customers, they need to know who’s in there leasing these things,” Unzueta said.

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The Israelis are good at demolition when it comes to terrorist smuggling tunnels. Hire 'em!
The Federal Gooberment has shown time and time again that they are completely ineffective. They do not do the bidding of the people, they try to run ruffshod over us at every chance. They have become Tyrannical in their very nature and it is time to remove and replace them at any and all cost. We need to close the borders and help out those States on the border. We need to remove the Federal Gooberment due to TREASON. They are not doing what the swore an Oath to under the Constitution.
But our borders are just as safe as EVER, just ask Janet! She's been telling us that for 2 years nationally, and LONGER for Arizonans She was the AG and then governor here before being moved up to DHS, WHILE all this BS was going on too!
How about we make a trip with all those drugs and have a big bon fire for the cartel these belong"ed" to.....
Gopher Gas the tunnels.
Flood the tunnels with sewage. (Two problems solved.)
I'll add more as I think of them.
I thought of something. Make it a one way tunnel TO Mexico and use it for Deportation.
Gary, I like the sewage idea. Maybe we need to put you in charge of this countries security.
We can also use it for radioactive waste that would deter anyone.
Too many innocent US citizen civilians too close to allow that to be used safely; that's practically in San Diego's lap.
And just how many terrorists have used these tunnels Janiet ?
If the tunnel has been going for any length of time you can bet you shoes that a bunch have come over.
Mutations would give us 8 armed illegal aliens. (They look funny, but, they sure can pick lettuce. [I bad])
Twana, I know you don't especially like Californians, but not ALL of them deserve to glow in the dark, and there are a LOT of people and military personnel in that area...



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