Tunnels For Drug Smuggling

A tunnel was found running from Nogalas, AZ into Mexico for the purpose of smuggling drugs. The tunnel was 70 foot long, 3 feet wide and 2 feet high.

I was a little confused by this statement.

“This latest tunnel discovery shows that our ongoing collaborate enforcement efforts to combat drug and contraband smuggling along the Southwest border are having a significant impact,” Kevin Kelly, assistant special agent in charge of ICE Homeland Security Investigations, said in a news release.

Tuesday’s tunnel is the first discovered in Arizona since the fiscal year started on Oct. 1, said Mario Escalante, a spokesman for the Border Patrol in Tucson. Through August of the last fiscal year, 12 tunnels were found, compared with seven in the entire previous year, he said.

It appears the enforcement actions are having an impact, they are driving the smugglers underground literally.


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