Cross-border drug tunnel connects San Diego, Tijuana
SAN DIEGO — A tunnel designed to smuggle drugs from Tijuana, Mexico, to San Diego is equipped with electricity, ventilation and a rail system, U.S. authorities said Thursday, making it one of the more sophisticated secret passages discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Authorities seized more than 8 tons of marijuana and 325 pounds of cocaine in connection with the discovery, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. Three suspects were in U.S. custody.
The tunnel links warehouses in Tijuana and San Diego’s Otay Mesa industrial area.
The tunnel was completed only recently, ICE said.
U.S. and Mexican authorities did not disclose the dimensions of the tunnel.