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Offbeat Longest ever Mexico/US drug smuggling tunnel found

01:53  31 january  2020
01:53  31 january  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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US border cops have discovered the longest drug smuggling tunnel ever found on the border with Mexico . Stretching 4,309ft, it has a lift, railroad track, drainage A covered access point leading to a smuggling tunnel is seen on the US side of the border wall in San DiegoCredit: AP:Associated Press.

US and Mexican authorities have uncovered the longest smuggling tunnel ever found at the two US border agents mapped the route of the 4,309ft (1.3km) tunnel and discovered a suspected exit No drugs were found and no arrests have been made, but the tunnel is believed to have been dug

a couple of people that are standing in the snow: The tunnel is more than three-quarters of a mile long Pic: US Customs and Border Protection© Other The tunnel is more than three-quarters of a mile long Pic: US Customs and Border Protection US border officials have discovered the longest ever smuggling tunnel underneath the US/Mexico border.

Stretching from a small industrial building in Tijuana, Mexico, into the San Diego area, it features an extensive rail/cart system, forced air ventilation, high voltage electrical cables and panels, a lift at the entrance, and a complex drainage system.

a man standing next to a stone wall: The tunnel was equipped with ventilation and power Pic: US Customs and Border Protection© Other The tunnel was equipped with ventilation and power Pic: US Customs and Border Protection

It extends 4,309 ft (1,313 meters), 1,000 ft more than the previous longest, again found in the San Diego area, in 2014.

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US officials say they have discovered the longest smuggling tunnel ever found on the border with Mexico . There were no arrests made or drugs found . Authorities did not say who they suspected of being behind the tunnel . But Mexico 's Sinaloa cartel, described by the US government as one of the

On Wednesday, Border Patrol agents revealed new information about the " longest cross-border tunnel ever discovered" that they learned about in August 2019

The newly discovered tunnel is about 5.5 feet (1.68 meters) tall and two feet (0.61 meters) wide and runs at an average depth of 70 feet (21.3 meters) below the surface, officials said.

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Pictures and video of the remarkable smuggling tunnel , the longest ever found at the Mexico - United States border, were released by the American authorities on Wednesday. That tunnel was 2,966 feet long . For all the talk about a wall between the United States and Mexico, the proliferation of

United States Federal agents have seized about one ton of cocaine and six tons of marijuana. The stash had been smuggled through a newly discovered The stash had been smuggled through a newly discovered tunnel stretching beneath the border between Mexico and the US state of California.

John Callery of the US Drug Enforcement Administration said: "These are probably the darkest times that we've seen as an agency as far as the deadliness of the drugs.

"We know that fentanyl is in almost all the heroin trafficking across the border from Mexico into the United States and we know that methamphetamine is still a major killer in our area of the country, in Southern California.

"So, I have no doubt that if drugs were smuggled, smuggled in this tunnel that it was heroin laced with fentanyl. I would, that's a 99 percentile answer on that."

Agents who uncovered the tunnel found the exit on the US side disguised with several hundred sandbags. It went under a series of warehouses in San Diego's Otay Mesa area, where sophisticated tunnels have typically ended, and extended into open fields.

So far there have been no arrests in connection with the find.

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