US Authorities Find Major Drug Tunnel In San Diego
Associated Press | Nov 16, 2011 | Comments 0
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities estimate 14 tons of marijuana have been seized in connection with a cross-border tunnel that links warehouses in San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico.
The U.S. Homeland Security and Justice departments say U.S. and Mexican authorities found the marijuana Tuesday.
Cross-border tunnels have proliferated in recent years but the latest find is one of the more significant, based on the amount of drugs seized.
Raids last November on two tunnels linking San Diego and Tijuana netted a combined 50 tons of marijuana on both sides of the border. Those secret passages were lined with rail tracks, lighting and ventilation.