Advanced Mexico-US drug tunnel had solar panels, ventilation, rail program
Authorities uncovered a tunnel outfitted with solar panels, lighting, ventilation andਊ rail method that could carry illegal immigrants, arms dealers and drug smugglers from Mexico into the United States, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials stated this week.
Authorities created the discovery in mid-September and said the tunnel’s entrance, in Baja California, Mexico, was just 221 feet south of the U.S. border. The entry shaft was about 31 feet deep.
“Sophisticated tunnels take a lot of time and income to make,” Border Patrol Agent Tekae Michael told the San Diego Union-Tribune. He mentioned the tunnel was most probably constructed for drug smuggling. “When we locate them, they’re a fairly massive deal.”
To exit the tunnel, smugglers needed to climb up a 15-foot shaft close to Jacumba, California, officials mentioned. The tunnel was about 3 feet tall and two 1/2 feet wide. It was 627 feet long — 336 feet of which have been in U.S. territory.
𠇊gents reported that there was a solar panel method employed to run the electrical, lighting and ventilation systems that were in the tunnel,” officials stated in a news release. "There have been also two sump-pump systems inside the tunnel to pump out any water that gathered…Agents also reported that a rail method was installed that ran the entire length of the tunnel.”
Border officials said tunnels are frequently filled after authorities comprehensive their investigation to avoid smugglers from gaining access.
Published at Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:39:32 +0000