Drug and Trafficking Tunnel From Mexico Found in California
An anonymous tip was received by Mexican authorities about a tunnel under construction leading to California. Mexican authorities received a warrant and raided the location revealing a complex system of rails, lights, and ventilation. Working with United States agents, agents were able to map entry and an incomplete exit point.
U.S. agents were able to determine the tunnel entry point had a shaft approximately 31 feet deep with a total length of 627 feet–336 feet were inside the United States. The average dimensions of the tunnel in the United States were three feet in height and roughly 2.5 feet in width. Agents reached an exit shaft that went approximately 15 feet toward the surface but remains unfinished.
The tunnel is the fifth discovery of its kind under the administration of Governor Francisco Arturo Vega de Lamadrid as part of the “Cruzada por la Seguridad, Tarea de Todos” (“Crusade for Security, everyone’s task”).