Smuggling Tunnels

Sophisticated Cross-Border Tunnel to Southern California Busted by Feds

A federal task force in Southern California recently discovered a sophisticated cross-border tunnel running from Mexico to the United States. The task force seized significant quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, and marijuana during a search of the connected San Diego-area warehouse.

The San Diego Tunnel Taskforce uncovered a sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnel in March 2020. (Photo: U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration)

Border Patrol Finds Smuggling Tunnel near Rio Grande

Border patrol agents discovered a 60-foot tunnel leading from Mexico into the United States at the Texas border in the city of Hidalgo. It is located at the bottom of a 30-foot embankment on the Rio Grande River, near a border wall built a decade ago, say officials.

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Incomplete Smuggler’s Tunnel Found Under Arizona Border

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with law enforcement officials in Mexico to uncover an incomplete tunnel near the Port of Nogales DeConcini Crossing. Authorities said smugglers designed the tunnel to move drugs under the border and into Arizona.

Smugglers tunnel found near Nogales Port of Entry in Arizona. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)