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  World   Americas  07 Aug 2020  Feds find cross-border smuggling tunnel with a rail system in US

Feds find cross-border smuggling tunnel with a rail system in US

AP
Published : Aug 7, 2020, 1:06 pm IST
Updated : Aug 7, 2020, 1:06 pm IST

The tunnel, stretching from Arizona to Mexico, also had a ventilation system, water lines, electrical wiring and extensive reinforcement

Excavation work continues at a site of an incomplete tunnel intended for smuggling, found stretching from Arizona to Mexico. (Courtesy of ICE via AP)
 Excavation work continues at a site of an incomplete tunnel intended for smuggling, found stretching from Arizona to Mexico. (Courtesy of ICE via AP)

Phoenix: An incomplete tunnel found stretching from Arizona to Mexico appears to be “the most sophisticated tunnel in U.S. history," authorities said.

The tunnel intended for smuggling ran from San Luis, Arizona, to a Mexican neighbourhood and had a ventilation system, water lines, electrical wiring, a rail system and extensive reinforcement, federal officials said Thursday.

 

“This appears to be the most sophisticated tunnel in U.S. history, and certainly the most sophisticated I've seen in my career,'' said Carl E. Landrum, acting chief patrol agent with the Border Patrol's Yuma Sector.

Homeland Security Investigations found the tunnel in late July. A camera was sent 25 feet (7.6 meters) underground after federal agents discovered a sinkhole in the area of a tunnel investigation, authorities said.

Photos show the tunnel measured 3 feet (about 1 meter) wide and 4 feet (1.2 meters) high, according to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement news release.

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