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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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I still say that it would be soooo easy to blow the heck out that tunnel even though using it for the storage of certain types of fuel would also be a good \, when fuel rods are cool enough they can be removed from their water bath and placed in a cool place and that tunnel would be a good for that type of storage. Though blowing the crap out it would also be a lot of fun, I would say about 15,000 pounds of simtex should do the trick and have some of the drug smugglers down there to make sure that it goes off with a bang.
Not right off hand; I'll have to think about that. We definitely do need a solution to it though, and soon. That such an elaborate system was even allowed to be developed is inexcusable! IF DHS was doing its job that couldn't have happened! But instead they're much too busy groping our seniors and babies, and taking porn photos of the rest at airports and plotting the spread of that to all forms of public and private transportation!
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I still say that this tunnel should filled with drug runners and then blown out with as many as of these killers as possible. In my book drug pushers do not have any rights and there fore we can do any thing we want with them. But unfortunetly we do not have that right . Just flood that tunnel with salt water when it dries out the smell alone would keep them away from it then you blow it apart forget the cement that's too costly.
With the sewage chasing them?
I hope you all heard that nobama is taking the 1700 military folks he sent to the border away now! I gues he needs more illegal democrat voters! nobama won't secure the border but boy he will send the American people through a horror house to fly on a plane! They are letting the Muslim women check themselves and then tell the tsa whatever they find on their own body! But the govt. isn't going to let some 3 year old or wheelchair bound American get on a plane without being stripped searched! And lets not forget the 90 year old terrorists we have hobbleing along on their walkers. Now those terrorists must be really screened and their urine bags and their prostetics removed and fondled! Sheeple of the United States, it's time to stop this acceptance of the horror show being placed on you! Stop letting this govt. destroy your rights! Pistole and Napolitano should be fired. Write your senator and congressman and tell them to grow some kajones and put a stop to all this bullchit!
I was at the local air port and watched the tas all but make a wheelchair bound VET all but crawl through the scanner and they laughed about it you know that is going to court. but this tunnel it should either be blasted or other wise delt with and the illegals should be the ones that have to set the explosives in place so that the tunnel can be blown, and maybe bury a few in the tunnel as a warning. I know a bit extreme but something has to be done and the obermerement wont do it
If our people where allowed to do what needs to be done a lot of this crap would go away, bur the government has to go and give these illegals all the rights that are allowed to citizens and that's not right. I still say catch them in the tunnel and blow it with them in it just like when the COAST GUARD catches these smugglers on the ocean they should be allowed to blow them out of the water but this napaltano however you spell it has told them not to shot. So what are we supposed to do about it, I'll tell you we blow it anyway it all comes down to rules of engagement. They shot at you, you shot them...It is called rules of engagement.
I agree with that if something has to be done we are the ones that will have to do it.
You're probably right about that; and it may well happen.
I think a coordinated napalm hit on each end of the tunnel would be the most effective solution. The criminals would deny anyone was there in the first place so we could assume the tunnel was empty.
The napalm would cleam out any vermin to make the tunnel safe and make it sanitary enough to fill with cement to close it permanently. The + side could also be if any felons were in the tunnel they would be cremated and their remains buried without cost and their families could write their names on the south side of the tunnel. Everybody wins!
Why not just place charges to collapse it in with the napalm and leave it sealed that way; save the concrete for making the wall? Or maybe a nice gun tower to discourage future efforts?
We could use a wall about 2,000 miles long and say about 100 feet tall and 50 feet thick. With gun emplacements on top. we are talking totally closing the boarder down that is a good idea.

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