Federal agents find sophisticated tunnel under US-Mexico border and seize almost a ton of cocaine

A recently discovered one-third of a mile-long tunnel under the US-Mexico border has a rail track system, electricity and a ventilation system, federal officials said Monday when they announced drug charges against six people in California.

The passageway was discovered early Friday by a task force led by investigators from the US Department of Homeland Security who had been watching an alleged drug house in National City, just south of San Diego, according to a release from the Justice Department.
Law enforcement followed one person from the home to a warehouse in the Otay Mesa neighborhood in San Diego, 약 100 yards north of the border with 멕시코.
      The exit to the tunnel was found on the floor of a warehouse.

      저 사람, along with several others, were later arrested after authorities found drugs in their vehicles, the Justice Department said in a criminal complaint.
        While searching the warehouse, authorities found asophisticated cross-border tunnel exit point carved out of the cement floor.
          The tunnel stretches from Tijuana, 멕시코, ...에 대한 1,744 feet to the warehouse in Otay Mesa. 그것은 61 feet underground and 4 feet in diameter. The builders even reinforced the walls.
          The tunnel was six stories underneath the ground and went under a border fence.

          There is no more light at the end of this narco-tunnel,” US Attorney Randy Grossman said. “We will take down every subterranean smuggling route we find to keep illicit drugs from reaching our streets and destroying our families and communities.
          The Justice Department said this is the 90th tunnel discovery in Southern California since 1993, 그리고 first since March 2020 (which also ended in an Otay Mesa warehouse). The longest tunnel4,300 피트was discovered in January 2020.
          Of those passageways, 27 were consideredsophisticated.

            Six people who live in Southern California have been charged with conspiring to distribute 1,762 pounds of cocaine, 성명은 추가. Two defendants are also charged with trafficking heroin and methamphetamine.
            In addition to cocaine, 164 pounds of methamphetamine and 3.5 pounds of heroin were seized by authorities.

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