We may not get that “wall” but this drug tunnel from Mexico is pretty impressive Screenshot/KSWB

A drug-trafficking tunnel measuring nearly half a mile was discovered under the California-Mexico border. Federal agents call it the “longest cross-border tunnel ever discovered.” The well-crafted tunnel had a ventilation system, lights, and an elevator.

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Federal agents said the 800-yard tunnel route began at a house in Tijuana, Mexico, and ended in the Otay Mesa neighborhood of San Diego. Inside the tunnel were two tons of cocaine and seven tons of marijuana, worth close to $22 million.

Agents made the discovery while looking for drug traffickers, they noticed a truck deliver a dumpster filled with wood scraps to a lot. A few days later, the agents discovered that was the entrance to the tunnel.

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Six people were arrested in San Diego and charged with various drug trafficking charges in connection with the tunnel.


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