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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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Don't need a wall like that; just gun towers every 50 or so feet with orders to fire on whatever moves in their range, maybe a bit of barbed or concertina wire, to snag anyone trying to avoid being shot...
Two fences 100 yards apart.
Toe-poppers scattered in the open area.
Machinegun towers every 100 yards on the North fence.
Spotlights at the towers and in between.
And as Josey Wales said: "Birds gotta eat, same as worms."
like that one.
That works too. Just so we seriously discourage uninvited "guests" in our nation! They just found a SECOND tunnel in the same area even larger and with more marijuana in it.
did I also with a wall of that size you can have a secure place to move about for the length of the wall. so you have multiple shooting points and ports kinda like what the japs did on Iwo Jima.
Okay, but they were building those defenses long before Pearl; we're playing catch up here, and we're WAAAY behind on this!
your right and we may never catch up on that one the only thing we can really do is to try to get ahead of the problem. and we do have the capability for that. We have the ability to use ground scan radar to find the tunnels. when we do find them we should blow them right away even if there are people inside them.
That might actually send a message in a "language" they'll understand for a change!
your right
Why fill it in with cement just blow the crap out of it and be done with it there are better ways to use cement, besides I was talking to a friend of who pours cement and a tunnel that long and that deep would use about 20,000 cubic yards of cement and that's on small amount. Good idea though.
Tunnel looks to be about 4' by 5' and 2,200' long. That is 1,630 cubic yards. (4x5x2200/27)
That's still a lot of cement better to just blow the heck out it, it would be cheaper to.



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