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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).
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
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.
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It'll be this next -