MORE SOPHISTICATED DRUG TUNNELS DISCOVERED CROSSING U.S.-MEXICO BORDER
Despite the repeated claims of a secure border by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, the border remains just as porous as ever with two drug-smuggling tunnels – complete with lighting and ventilation systems – discovered along our southern border in the last week. Both tunnels were at least 150 yards long and displayed engineering expertise rather than crude digging.
The first tunnel was discovered Saturday in a vacant strip mall storefront in San Luis, Arizona, after state police pulled over a man transporting 39 pounds of methamphetamine in his vehicle and mentioned the strip mall. Investigators estimate that one tunnel cost $1.5 million to build and was operated by the powerful Sinaloa cartel. The second tunnel was discovered Wednesday by the Mexican Army. It began in Tijuana and was intended to cross the border into San Diego.