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|May 19, 2019|
Sophisticated tunnel ran beneath US-Mexico border
JACUMBA – (INT) - Another tunnel has been discovered beneath the California-Mexico border, but this one had not been completed.
It extended from a residence at Jacume, Baja California, to a point 336 feet inside the US.
Border Patrol agents reported that there was a solar panel system used to run the electrical, lighting and ventilation systems that were in the tunnel. There were also two sump-pump systems within the tunnel to pump out any water that gathered in the tunnel. Agents also reported that a rail system was installed that ran the entire length of the tunnel.
The exit shaft went approximately 15 feet upward but did not break the surface and did not have an exit point into the United States.
The tunnel is the latest beneath the border used by smugglers to bring illegal drugs into California.
Story Date: October 18, 2018