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16:50, 11 October 2018

Sophisticated Mexico-US drug tunnel had solar panels, ventilation, rail system


Advanced Mexico-US drug tunnel had solar panels, ventilation, rail program

Authorities uncovered a tunnel outfitted&#xA0with solar panels, lighting, ventilation and&#xA0a 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&#xA0in mid-September and said the tunnel&#x2019s entrance, in Baja California, Mexico, was just 221 feet south of the U.S. border. The entry shaft was about 31 feet deep.

&#x201CSophisticated tunnels take a lot of time and income to make,&#x201D Border Patrol Agent Tekae Michael told the San Diego Union-Tribune. He mentioned the tunnel was most probably constructed for drug smuggling. &#x201CWhen we locate them, they&#x2019re a fairly massive deal.&#x201D

To exit the tunnel, smugglers&nbspneeded to climb up a 15-foot shaft near Jacumba, California, officials said.

To exit the tunnel, smugglers&nbspneeded to climb up a 15-foot shaft close to Jacumba, California, officials stated.
(U.S. Customs and Border Patrol)

To exit the tunnel, smugglers&#xA0needed 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.

&#x201CAgents reported that there was a solar panel method employed to run the electrical, lighting and ventilation systems that were in the tunnel,&#x201D officials stated in a news release. &quotThere 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.&#x201D

Border officials said tunnels are frequently filled after authorities comprehensive their investigation to avoid smugglers from gaining access.

The tunnel included a rail system.

The tunnel incorporated a rail program.
(U.S. Customs and Border Patrol)

Published at Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:39:32 +0000


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