Border officials discover drug-trafficking tunnel running from Mexico into California

Homeland Security Investigations, a sub-division of ICE, discovered the 183-foot long tunnel in Mexicali, Baja California, around 22 feet underground near the international border. Working with Mexican authorities, HIS San Diego Task Force agents determined that a drug trafficking organization dug the tunnel. 

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“These types of tunnels enable drug traffickers to conduct illicit activities virtually undetected across the U.S.–Mexico border,” said Cardell T. Morant, special agent in charge of HSI San Diego. “Discovering and shutting down these tunnels deals a major blow to drug trafficking organizations because it denies them the ability to smuggle drugs, weapons and people across the border.”