Police Find 61 Feet-Deep Drug Smuggling Tunnel Along US-Mexico Border in California⁠⁠

Written by on May 19, 2022

Authorities have uncovered a complex drug smuggling tunnel the one-third-mile-long tunnel connected Tijuana to a warehouse near San Diego’s Otay Mesa border.⁠

According to federal officials the tunnel is reportedly 61 feet deep and 4 feet wide, with ventilation systems and reinforced walls and has rail system and electricity along the #US#Mexico border in #California.⁠

⁠The bust resulted in the recovery of 1,762 pounds of cocaine, 164 pounds of meth, and 3.5 pounds of heroin.⁠ Authorities charged six suspects with cocaine trafficking, two of whom were also charged with meth and heroin trafficking.⁠

⁠⁠According to federal prosecutors, when authorities stormed the facility, they found no other drugs, but they did see a tunnel hole drilled into the cement floor.⁠

⁠“There is no more light at the end of this narco-tunnel,” said US attorney Randy Grossman. “We will take down every subterranean smuggling route we find to keep illicit drugs from reaching our streets and destroying our families and communities.”⁠

⁠It’s unclear how long the route has been utilized, but drug dealers frequently use tunnels to transfer contraband.

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