Drug smuggling 'super tunnel' found under US-Mexico border

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posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 06:41 AM
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A drug smuggling "super tunnel" has been discovered by US officials linking Tijuana in Mexico to San Diego.




It is one of the most sophisticated secret passages ever found along the US-Mexico border and "would have cost millions of dollars to complete".
Authorities seized 8.5 tonnes of marijuana and 327lbs of coc aine during the raid. Three men were also arrested.
The tunnel, linking warehouses in Tijuana and San Diego's Otay Mesa industrial area, was equipped with lighting, ventilation and an electric rail system.
"They've worked very hard over a year, maybe two years to build a tunnel of this sophistication. It's taken hundreds of thousands of man hours and millions of dollars to complete," said Bill Sherman of the Drugs Enforcement Administration (DEA).


This is the 8th large scale tunnel discovered since 2006. Authorities seized 8 1/2 tons of marijuana and 327 pounds of coc aine in connection with the discovery.

I bet it's not just drugs going through these tunnels, human trafficking is also very likely, makes you wonder how many more of these super tunnels there is.

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posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 06:47 AM
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Laura Duffy looks scary.

Some kind of Robocop, tough guy wanna-be.

Well this is a great score for the feds. Who gets to sell it first, the CIA or DEA?

Wouldnt be surprised if a few of those tunnels went straight to DC.



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 07:19 AM
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These tunnels are only used temporarily. By the time one is found five others have already been dug, used and abandoned.

The cops are playing a game of catch-up they'll never win.



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 07:22 AM
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The tunnels cost millions,... billions are made tax free though.
A no brainer.
I suspect there are others built and being built right now.
I wonder if infrared could fix this "problem"...



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 07:22 AM
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That's the least of it, cartels are now going 'medieval' to get their product over the border.


Drug smugglers trying to get marijuana across the Arizona-Mexico border have been trying a new approach — a catapult.

National Guard troops operating a remote video surveillance system at the Naco Border Patrol Station say they observed several people preparing a catapult and launching packages over the International Border fence last Friday evening.

“It looks like a medieval catapult that was used back in the day,” Tucson sector Border Patrol spokesman David Jimarez told Reuters.

Homeland Security News wire


For a bunch of drug smugglers these guys can get pretty creative. Maybe they are smoking too much of their product or not enough.



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 07:31 AM
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It'll be this next -



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 07:53 AM
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thisguyrighthere
These tunnels are only used temporarily. By the time one is found five others have already been dug, used and abandoned.

The cops are playing a game of catch-up they'll never win.


Oh, but the object is not to win. The object is theater to make it look like a real war. Good Lord, the worst thing in the world would be to actually win and put an end to the endless flow of funds and materials—never mind the tonnage of drugs seized but NOT reported....



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 08:15 AM
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Can you even imagine how much goes through the very moment the tunnel is complete (to a minimum safty level).

Must have been tonne after tonne for hours, days even while its still secret.

Just one guy with a 20mg backpack of coc aine is something like a half million dollars.....



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 09:23 AM
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Lady_Tuatha
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It'll be this next -


or this:




posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 09:26 AM
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Great catch on this. I was reading about it in some depth from material this morning and really amazed. This tunnel isn't like the vast majority they find and seal on a frequent basis. It looks like this had been meant to last and really function for a long term. Complete with it's own little rail system from 2 years of hard labor to make it.

What I can't help but think when I see these discoveries? How many people are being killed, right now, as we read about the story ...as a direct result of the tunnel being located and the heavy loss of time and resources invested by the cartels. This one, apparently, the Tijuana Cartel. I'd imagine it's a very very rough day for a good many people South of the border.

Here's hoping scenes and stories like this are interesting aspects of recent history and not current events to our children and their children. Surely, it has to end eventually.



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 09:29 AM
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No one reported blasting? That would have produced some noise. They will just dig more - it's too profitable for them not to.



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 10:24 AM
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Who Knows?
Maybe the Army Corps of Engineers were the consultants?
The goernment has gone rogue since Kennedy died....
The sham that is America is all about making your dough and getting the hell out of dodge before the crash..........
The dope is being sold to support the NWO transition....
Every time you enjoy an extra legal treat you are supporting the intelligence agencies.....grow yer own goddamnit!



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 05:10 PM
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Lady_Tuatha
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It'll be this next -


don't forget those homemade narco-subs



as for the tunnels, that's just the feds decommissioning their own tunnels and using it for propaganda

no way, with all the tech, they claim to have, they can't find these before they're even finished

the feds are the biggest trafficking cartel ever, be it drugs, slaves, kids, etc.





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