The uncompleted tunnel- which was discovered last week- impressed agents since the chamber was no mere hole in the ground:
"This is one of the most elaborate tunnels I've seen," Border Patrol agent Michael Scioli said.Authorities were tipped off by a resident of Nogales, Arizona who noticed hearing construction activity inside a building. Since last October, police have found fifteen other tunnels in the Nogales area alone.
Measuring 48 feet in the United States and 35 feet in Mexico, the tunnel contains side walls framed with 2-by-4 wooden studs and ceiling construction.
"It's elegant in the sense it has electrical work wired into the Mexico side. It even has a hose for ventilation and lightning," Scioli said.
Image- Arizona Daily Star
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