Hundreds of drug smuggling tunnels have been discovered between Mexico and the United States in recent years notwithstanding the Obama Administration's laughable claims of border security, and yesterday American authorities found yet another one as reported by ABC News:
Local and federal officials found the tunnel's entrance hidden under a water tank in a one-story building in San Luis, Arizona, near Yuma. The tunnel then plunged 55 feet down before turning south for Mexico. The 240-yard tunnel, which had six-foot ceilings, lighting and ventilation, surfaced across the border inside an ice factory in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico.
The DEA suspects that the drug tunnel was built by the Sinaloa cartel, and it likely took a year to complete at a cost of over $1 million.
An incomplete tunnel also was discovered by Mexican authorities in Tijuana which was destined to run under the border into San Diego, CA as reported by The Associated Press:
Raids last November on two tunnels linking San Diego and Tijuana netted a combined 52 tons of marijuana on both sides of the border. In early December 2009, authorities found an incomplete tunnel that stretched nearly 900 feet into San Diego from Tijuana, equipped with an elevator at the Mexican entrance.