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U.S.-Mexico Border Tunnel “An Extraordinary Piece of Engineering”

U.S.-Mexico Border Tunnel “An Extraordinary Piece of Engineering”

 

Tension has always marked the U.S.-Mexico border region. The terrain is dangerous, hot, and riddled with various martial forces, both official and unofficial, on both sides of the border. This month, DEA officials have unearthed four elaborate and expensive tunnels that were dug underneath the U.S.-Mexico border, most likely for the use of smuggling arms and drugs undetected between the two countries.

Three tunnels have been uncovered along the Arizona border, and another was discovered at the California border, the Washington Post reports. The most noted and the most recent tunnel was discovered near Nogales, Arizona in an area of brutally dry heat.

The tunnel is estimated to have cost about $2 million to build and probably required expert feats of engineering. This partcular tunnel included over 6-foot high ceilings, ventilation, and ran over 755 feet long. Investigators discovered the warehouse that housed the original entrance after a routine seizure of 39 pounds of methamphetamines near Yuma, Arizona last week. Officials were then able to trace the route back to the nondescript warehouse in Arizona where the tunnel began.

The other side of the tunnel connected with an inoperative ice house in Mexico. The building was tucked behind a strip club. Investigators have stated that the tunnel is an “extraordinary piece of engineering,” according to the Washington Post.

Officials have not released the identities of the three individuals who were detained in connection with the methamphetamine drug bust. Doug Coleman, one of the main agents working on the case, believes that the capture of these three people is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of the operation surrounding the high-tech tunnel.

Many authorities have concluded that the tunnel was used in order to smuggle drugs across the border undetected. More than 150 tunnels have been discovered along this border region of the United States over the last ten years, but officials say that nothing like this construction has come across their path before, the BBC reports.

Although DEA agents were not able to come away with a large supply of drugs, officials working on the case feel hopeful that finding this tunnel will help stop the importation of illegal substances from crossing the border in either direction.

The border between the United States and Mexico remains one of the most deadly areas for immigrants in the country. At least eight people have been killed by border patrol forces in the last two years, sparking controversy and concern about the region. Arizona has also had serious legal battles regarding immigration legislation in the last two years.

 

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10:30AM PDT on Jul 23, 2012

I'm so sick of the Government and all of there BullSh!t Lies and corrupt ways they are nothing but a bunch of ticks and leaches who are the most pathetic greedy foulers that has ever walked on this planet.It's all a play and the world is the stage like Hollywood Films and the show is the same way everyday.Planned events dating back from 1776 until this present day are exactly how they planned this whole deception In america....Puppets is Right on the money and the sheeple are falling for it Wake Up Dead.........The system was designed to fail dont you fukn see it cmon all you bastards I oppose,resist,and absolutely refuse to become a product of the environment I'll let the environment become a product of me...... KILLUMINATI .

1:13PM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

I can imagine that the Border Patrol is ticked off. This cuts into the CIA's profits.

9:11AM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

as long as there is big money involved it will never stop. decriminalize and take the money away from wall street and it will stop. as it is now you have them and private prisons as well as governments getting ritch.

7:18PM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

Maybe with the US economy being in so much trouble the Mexicans were using the tunnel to return home to greener pastures.

6:09PM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

I just appreciate the part about eight people have been killed by border patrol, really?! Anyone who knows reality, knows border patrol, and the other "vigilantes" and I use that term very lightly have been guilty of rape, murder, and cruel beatings hundreds if not thousands of time over when people try to cross the border, and they say eight please, at least if your going to talk about what the border patrol has done, tell the truth, don't size it down so people think it is not that bad. I have been on that border, some of the border patrol, is just as ignorant as some of the crooked cops, that have that I am dominant attitude, because they have a badge, and a huge variety of psychological problems!

5:08PM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

Anything made illegal will show up in the black market.
Drugs are not just passed in tunnels...they are sold in the stock market..the money is banked and then sent to the person's who accounts the money is put in.
There are not just people sneaking around trying to sell drugs to people and kids.
Big business is deep into most of it. The stock market was selling cocaine...when they were found. out there was a small. quick report...then nothing any more.
Tho puppets are not the ones to watch....check out behind the curtain and see the puppet masters.

4:57PM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

Anything made illegal will show up in the black market.
Drugs are not just passed in tunnels...they are sold in the stock market..the money is banked and then sent to the person's who accounts the money is put in.
There are not just people sneaking around trying to sell drugs to people and kids.
Big business is deep into most of it. The stock market was selling cocaine...when they were found. out there was a small. quick report...then nothing any more.
Tho puppets are not the ones to watch....check out behind the curtain and see the puppet masters.

4:56PM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

Anything made illegal will show up in the black market.
Drugs are not just passed in tunnels...they are sold in the stock market..the money is banked and then sent to the person's who accounts the money is put in.
There are not just people sneaking around trying to sell drugs to people and kids.
Big business is deep into most of it. The stock market was selling cocaine...when they were found. out there was a small. quick report...then nothing any more.
Tho puppets are not the ones to watch....check out behind the curtain and see the puppet masters.

4:47PM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

Anything made illegal will show up in the black market.
Drugs are not just passed in tunnels...they are sold in the stock market..the money is banked and then sent to the person's who accounts the money is put in.
There are not just people sneaking around trying to sell drugs to people and kids.
Big business is deep into most of it. The stock market was selling cocaine...when they were found. out there was a small. quick report...then nothing any more.
Tho puppets are not the ones to watch....check out behind the curtain and see the puppet masters.

4:43PM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

Anything made illegal will show up in the black market.
Drugs are not just passed in tunnels...they are sold in the stock market..the money is banked and then sent to the person's who accounts the money is put in.
There are not just people sneaking around trying to sell drugs to people and kids.
Big business is deep into most of it. The stock market was selling cocaine...when they were found. out there was a small. quick report...then nothing any more.
Tho puppets are not the ones to watch....check out behind the curtain and see the puppet masters.

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