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USBorder agents reportedly discover 60-foot tunnel to Mexico at southern border

11:20  04 february  2019
11:20  04 february  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Border patrol agents in Texas have reportedly discovered a 60 - foot tunnel being built near the Rio Grande River leading toward Mexico . Brand said he is working with the Border Patrol and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to find another way to get rid of the tunnel . He told the Rio Grande Guardian

HIDALGO, TX (KRGV/CNN) – Border Patrol agents discovered a 60 - foot -long tunnel still in progress this week at the U.S.- Mexico border in South Texas. The tunnel is located about 1,500 feet downriver from his pump station, on U.S. Fish and Wildlife property. "You've seen them on the news in

Border Patrol agents have reportedly discovered a 60-foot-long tunnel in Texas along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The tunnel, which is seemingly under construction to stretch toward Mexico, was discovered on the American side of the border, near the Rio Grande River in Hidalgo, Texas, KRGV reported on Wednesday.

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Hidalgo is roughly 10 miles away from McAllen, a town President Donald Trump visited last month during a trip to the southern border. Border agents, according to the news outlet, claimed they showed Trump photos of the tunnel during his visit.

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HIDALGO, TX (KRGV/CNN) – Border Patrol agents discovered a 60 - foot -long tunnel still in progress this week at the U.S.- Mexico border in South Texas. It’s located in Hidalgo, along roughly the same stretch of the border that President Donald Trump personally visited earlier in January.

HIDALGO, TX (KRGV/CNN) – Border Patrol agents discovered a 60 - foot -long tunnel still in progress this week at the U.S.- Mexico border in South Texas. The tunnel is located about 1,500 feet downriver from his pump station, on U.S. Fish and Wildlife property. "You've seen them on the news in

The border security agency reportedly contacted Othal Brand, Jr., of the Hidalgo County Water Improvement District 3, for assistance.

"You've seen them on the news in Arizona and New Mexico and stuff like that but I've never seen one in the Valley,” Brand said of the tunnel. “That's the first one I've seen that's in our back yard."

Border agents reportedly discover 60-foot tunnel to Mexico at southern border© Provided by Fox News Network LLC The tunnel is nearly impossible to see from the Rio Grande River, at the bottom of a 30-foot embankment, and is located roughly 1,500 feet down the river from Brand's county water pump station, according to the report.

Brand told the Rio Grande Guardian that the tunnel was "some impressive work, it is not easy work building a tunnel like that."

“The cliff they dug through is a soft sand. The diggers push a piece of pipe into the earth and as they do they remove the sand. As they do that they keep pushing the pipe in. Once they get far enough in they erect these 4x4s and plywood on each side and the top," Brand continued.

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The tunnel is reportedly scheduled to be blown up within the coming weeks.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.

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