News » Massive Tunnel Located Between Tijuana And San Diego
November 3, 2010 by justin
On the heels of Proposition 19 being defeated in California, which proponents said would cut down on cross border drug smuggling, a massive tunnel has been located between Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, California. Nearly 26 tons of marijuana had already been transported to a warehouse in the United States when the bust was made, and another 4 tons was confiscated while still in Mexico.
The tunnel was very elaborate – 550 meters and complete with lighting, as well as a rail and ventilation system. In just the last 4 years 75 of these tunnels have been found crossing the border, with about 125 discovered since the late 1990′s.
US and Mexican officials consider this a large seizure, despite the fact around 100 tons of packaged marijuana were captured last month, all destined for the United States. The Mexican government invited the international press to witness the burning of the cannabis to show their commitment to the “war on drugs.”
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