This is the 13th sophisticated secret tunnel found going between California and Mexico since 2006. This tunnel ran from a Tijuana house to the lot of a wooden pallet business in San Diego. It is not known how long it’s been used as a drug smuggling route. Border Patrol agents noticed heavy traffic at the pallet lot and were suspicious. A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations investigator is “fairly confident” the first drug shipment was sent recently but admits some might have gotten through undetected.

Half-mile tunnel found under US-Mexico border; 1 ton cocaine, 7 tons marijuana seized

Investigators began to monitor the lot daily last fall after Border Patrol agents assigned to the area saw heavy traffic and grew suspicious, said Duffy. The prosecutor said she was “fairly confident” that the first drug load was sent earlier this month but didn’t rule out the possibility that some got through undetected.

Authorities saw a trash bin forklifted on to a truck at the San Diego lot on April 13 and followed it to a parking lot in San Diego, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations investigator said in a criminal complaint. Two days later, San Diego County sheriff’s deputies stopped a truck after it left the parking lot, seizing 2,240 pounds of cocaine and 11,030 pounds of marijuana.

Marijuana found in the tunnel and trash bin brought the total pot haul to more than seven tons, authorities said.

Hats off to the Border Patrol. Probably naive to think this has been going on only a month.


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  1. Minnie says:

    And you can’t tell me Mexico is not aware this stuff is going on . Yes build the wall & much more . Heck the wall could be built from $$ on drug related seized property & asessing Mexico !

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