Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tunnel found below U.S.-Mexico border

U.S. Border Patrol agents uncovered an 83-mile long tunnel beneath the U.S.-Mexico border that was allegedly used by drug smugglers.

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.

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.
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.

Image- Arizona Daily Star
Online Sources- Arizona Daily Star, CNN, Houston Chronicle


Anonymous said...

Now you know where the Liberals spent your stimulus money.

Erwin C. said...

Of course we know - on better Border Patrol inforcement!

( I kid, of course; both Democrats and Republicans have had their problems with domestic security policy).