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Feds find major drug-smuggling tunnel at US-Mexican border

Added 05-17-22 02:18:01am EST - “A major drug smuggling tunnel was shut down by the feds Friday, and more than 1,700 pounds of cocaine seized as part of the investigation. The tunnel was found at the US-Mexican border in a warehou?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Feds find major drug-smuggling tunnel at US-Mexican border”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnel equipped with a rail system and electricity was discovered near the US-Mexico border in California on Friday, authorities said.

The subterranean passage, one-third of a mile long, linked Tijuana to a warehouse near San Diego’s Otay Mesa border, federal officials announced Monday.

The tunnel also had ventilation systems and reinforced walls and is 61-feet deep and 4-feet in diameter.

As part of the bust, 1,762 pounds of cocaine, 164 pounds of meth and 3.5 pounds of heroin were recovered.

Six people were charged with cocaine trafficking, and two of those six were also charged with meth and heroin trafficking, authorities said.

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