Mexican Drug War West Coast

Drug Smuggling Tunnel Between San Diego and Tijuana Found

A sophisticated tunnel linked to a major drug cartel has been discovered between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, authorities in Mexico say.

The tunnel extends from a location near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego to Tijuana’s Garita de Otay neighborhood, the Mexican Attorney General’s Office said in a statement. Photos show rail tracks running through a lit tunnel framed in wooden posts. A second, unfinished tunnel also was found.

“Presumably, one of these tunnels was being used by a criminal organization operating in the state of Sinaloa for smuggling drugs into the United States,” according to the statement. The U.S. Consulate, the statement said, provided “reliable information” that a cartel was reactivating the tunnels.

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