Unfinished Narco Tunnel Found Under Border With US

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News 

Video Credit: CEN/@GN_MEXICO_

This is the unfinished tunnel which was being dug under the US-Mexico border allegedly by drug cartels.

The tunnel was found in the city of Nogales, in the northwestern Mexican state of Sonora, west of the Dennis DeConcini Crossing into the United States.

The tunnel, which measured 14 metres in length, has now been was closed by the authorities after its discovery.

Picrure Credit: CEN/@GN_MEXICO_

The National Guard and the Border Patrol report the tunnel was supported by wooden poles and the entrance was hidden under the roof of a drain system covered with soil. The tunnel was reportedly built in the drain system which was created in the city to avoid flooding.

The tunnel is located at a depth of 3.05 metres (10 feet) and measures 91.5 centimetres x 122 centimetres (36 inches x 48 inches).

The authorities are working to discover where it would have finished in the United States and reports state it is believed to have been created by drug cartels to transport drugs across the border.

Picrure Credit: CEN/@GN_MEXICO_

Alan Regalado, spokesman of the Tucson sector Border Patrol, told local media the tunnel was directed to the border to the United States.

He said: “This tunnel was small, heavy machines cannot go into it.”

The entrance of the tunnel has now been closed with concrete and the authorities of both countries will continue to watch the area.

The authorities said no arrests have been made regarding the discovery.

The finding of the tunnel comes after Mexican and US authorities found another unfinished border tunnel in the city of Nogales in May this year. Reports state 125 tunnels have been found across the US-Mexico border since 1990.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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