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Mexican Authorities Discover Tunnel Near Border

Mexican authorities say they've discovered a suspected smuggling tunnel east of the San Ysidro border crossing in Baja California.

The Mexican Army says the passageway in the area of Colonia Libertad is 500 feet long, more than a yard wide and 2 1/2 feet high.

Two suspects, one a minor, have been arrested.

The military statement Saturday offered few details about the tunnel, and it was unclear whether it was in use or where it leads.

An anonymous call about suspicious activity near the tunnels entrance led soldiers and municipal police to the area.

In recent years, authorities have found a number of tunnels that were used to smuggle drugs and people into the United States.

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dherrer1 | June 7, 2010 at 10:25 a.m. ― 4 years, 6 months ago

Ok,,we spent millions of dollars on the super fence and now we descover gophers in the area. When are we going to realize that The Fence is not the answer..it's just a political game. Unless we address the root cause they will find a way accross. Whats next "Hot air ballones". The fence should be arround all the employers who hire ilegal immigrants...The CBP should be visiting employers and verifying compliance. Some should be in front of most Home Depots or Lowes verifying all these day laboreurs documents...Some will argue that we need anti-Tunnel measures.....can't wait for this idea..

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