Tunnel with a rail system is found under Mexico-California border


#1

Whats next, the cartels having their own space programs?

Mexican officials discovered a sophisticated cross-border tunnel that began in a home in the town of Jacume less than a football field away from the U.S. border.

A team made up of members of the U.S. Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations and the Drug Enforcement Administration determined that the tunnel did not yet have an exit into the U.S., though it did cross the border.

Officials mapped the tunnel and found that it reached 336 feet into California in the Jacumba area, according to a news release from the Border Patrol.

Based on the tunnel’s size and technology used, Border Patrol Agent Tekae Michael said it was likely intended to transport drugs into the U.S.

“Sophisticated tunnels take a lot of time and money to make,” Michael said, and they’re not uncommon in the area. “When we find them, they’re a pretty big deal.”

A rail system ran the entire length of the tunnel, and a solar panel system powered lighting and ventilation, according to the Border Patrol. It also had systems to pump out water.

The shaft at the tunnel’s entry was about 31 feet deep. The unfinished exit shaft went up about 15 feet but did not break the surface.

The tunnel averaged about 3 feet tall and 2½ feet wide, and was 627 feet long.

Mexican police and military forces found the tunnel’s entrance during an operation in mid-September. Mexican officials worked with the team of U.S. agencies to explore the tunnel. The team reached the tunnel’s end on Thursday.

In fiscal 2018, which ended on Sept. 30, Border Patrol officials found two tunnels in the San Diego sector, Michael said. Warehouses near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry are a frequent ending point for tunnels.

In August 2017, Border Patrol agents found a tunnel that emerged among weeds in a vacant area near Otay Mesa after 30 people, most from China and a few from Mexico, appeared out of it early one morning.

The new tunnel is the first one to be discovered in fiscal 2019.

Michael was unsure whether Mexican officials have made arrests in the case. No arrests have been made on the U.S. side, but the tunnel is still under investigation, Michael said.

According to Border Patrol Agent Vincent Pirro, once tunnel investigations are complete, agents generally fill in the tunnels so that smugglers can no longer use them.


#2

sounds like a tunnel built by El chapo, apparently he has a ton of them and was willing to tell the U.S. Authorities in exchange for leniency but they refused because they would rather bag a king pin and look like heroes making a deal with a scumbag who was willing to give up the locations, his contacts in America and Mexico including politicians.

I would have been thrilled to hear Hillary Clinton or Obama or any Democrap was involved


#3

:rofl: maybe that’s where Elon Musk is getting all of his money for reusable rockets!


#4

I remember seeing this on CBS’s sunday morning show like 20 years ago. Hardly new other than they have upgraded technology


#5

I would hire these guys to run AMTRACK.


#6

Tell Dirty Donald before he wastes all that taxpayer money building his idiots wall.


#7

You ever put up a fence post or a mailbox? Think about how far one of those suckers goes into the ground. Then make it three stories tall.


#8

Why do they always bring it back to Trump? The TDS is too real. Before this post, neither my comment or the article itself mentioned the president, but someone has to bring it up.


#9

If anything, he should be praising Trump because it was government agents that detected the tunnel and got to it before they could break through on the US side.


#10

Is everything Trump’s fault FFS? this is the worst case of TDS Ive seen on the threads wow.
The Yankees lost to the Red Sox, its Trump’s fault, tunnel discovered, its Trumps fault.

The Washington Capitals won the Stanley cup last season its Trumps fault because of his allegedly Russian connections and the Capitals Captain is a Russian therefore its Trump’s fault, did Vegas losing to the Caps Trump’s fault too?

the one thing that is Trump’s fault is HILLARY LOST THE ELECTION .

Get over it Falcon .


#11

That tunnel was only for smuggling tamales for the old ladies to sell in the Walmart parking lots…:laughing:


#12

Yeah, a fence post goes in like two feet deep at best.

Trump’s fantasy wall won’t keep people out


#13

Ground penetrating radar, punch a hole, and pump in cyanide.


#14

I thought that it was so we could receive the best and the brightest MS-13 members?


#15

Nope…they are all already here.


#16

Actually, youre right. Maybe they could solve California’s transportation crisis right now, these MS-13 civil engineers.