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