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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Movie Style Freeway Shooting

This looks like it came from a move, but it happened on I-10 in Arizona. Very near where I use to live.“This appears to be a load of undocumented aliens that was being hijacked or kidnapped from another group of smugglers,” Pinal County Sheriff Roger Vanderpool said. “It was clearly retaliation and to send a message.” The smugglers who were attacked near Casa Grande had kidnapped the immigrants from the assailants in southern Pinal County, he said. The suspected shooters later caught up to the other group about 8:30 a.m. as the smugglers headed toward Phoenix in a two-vehicle convoy. They opened fire from a van, killing four and injuring five others. The two vehicles carried 24 people.” It left the freeway in a bottleneck for 9 hours. It all has to do with the trafficking of Illegal immigrants.