Drug Smugglers Building More Tunnels Into U.S., Officials Say

June 2011
TR2: Terror Response Technology Report;6/22/2011, Vol. 7 Issue 13, p5
Trade Publication
The article discusses the issue of underground tunnels being increasingly used by Mexican drug organizations to smuggle narcotics into the U.S. More money and technology are being poured by Mexican drug cartels into the construction of complex tunnels in their effort to outpace detection by U.S. authorities. A tunnel, discovered in November 2010 and estimated to have cost over a million U.S. dollars, was dug 90 feet below ground level and extended half a mile from a residence in Tijuana, Mexico to a warehouse near Otay Mesa, California.


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