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U.S. border patrol agents found a tunnel the length of four football fields with a ton of marijuana between a Californian house and a Mexican restaurant

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U.S. border patrol agents uncovered a cross-border tunnel the length of four football fields filed with a ton of marijuana between a Californian house and a Mexican restaurant.The land used to be a warehouse that is believed to be empty, until a mother and daughter purchased it in April 2015 for $240,000. There is another commercial space next door which is also vacant. They finished the house for an additional $86,000, but got the construction workers to leave space for them to excavate.

The owners then dug and joined up the tunnel from the Mexican side which was believed to have been finished by the time they bought the property. Joel Duarte Medina and Manuel Gallegos Jiminez were arrested in Calexico, and Marcia Manuela Duarte-Medina and her mother, Eva Duarte De Medina, were arrested in Arizona. They were charged with various drug trafficking, money laundering and tunnel-related offenses, authorities said.

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