Skip to comments.Secret tunnel across Canadian border found
Posted on 07/20/2005 6:17:56 PM PDT by Radigan
LYNDEN, Wash. Two federal sources have confirmed that a massive secret tunnel connecting the U.S. with Canada has been discovered in the Whatcom County town of Lynden, Wash.
It is believed that it is used to transport drugs, but it could also be related to Homeland Security issues.
Some arrests have been made.
A press conference is scheduled for Thursday morning.
This was on the 5:00 news. Lynden is just east of Blaine WA, the major border crossing between Washington and British Columbia. The reporter mentioned that her information was coming from U.S. Attorney's office. The mention of drug smuggling is not surprising, the reference to Homeland Security is interesting though.
BC has a huge marijuana industry.
Looks like we need the Minutemen on the Canadian border as well.
you know something is wrong when, after reading a story like this, you find yourself thinking "good Lord, I hope it's drugs'.
Time to focus on our Northern, Socialist, neighbors.
Hmmm. Guess topic CA is California, not Canada. My wrong.
It could be related to Canadians seeking US health care and fleeing official gay marriage.
I wonder how long that tunnel has been there..100 years or more?
Maybe just since Prohibition?
Isn't that the tunnel Joe Kennedy, Sr. used to move all that bootleg whiskey into the U.S during the Prohibition?
What idiot would dig a tunnel under a 3,000 mile ungarded border?
The tunnel was described as highly sophisticated.
Ditto. Sad ain't it?
"Looks like we need the Minutemen on the Canadian border as well."
Hit em when they're up (Canada border)
Hit em where they're down (Mexico border)
Let's fill it with water and look for leaks..
"Duuuuude... come help me build the world's largest underground bong, man ... "
See my post #20 ...
Did the Canucks hire Mexicans to do the work Americans wont do???
On a previous thread, (not sure which one the treads are bouncing around quite a bit tonight), police have had construction under surveillance since it began and busted the operation when it was completed.
Plus 18 high level Hell's Angels were busted in an operation that has been ongoing for three years.
Virtually the entire BC Hell's Angels hierarchy is in the slammer. My guess is this tunnel is part of the case.
During Prohibition, bootleggers used to drive the booze from Canada to the U.S. across the Detroit River after it froze. It hasn't done that for awhile so evidently they got tired of waiting.
I could just SPIT! Guess where I live! It seems so far away when I read the horror stories from down South; it's too real when it's just up the road.
The tunnel was detected. They obviously didn't use stealth tunnel technology.
I hope they were only smuggling toilets...
So you're saying it is better than the big dig?
Nuke Canada (at least the cheese eating surrender monkey Frenchie part)
I'm tired of these mamby pamby half measures. In fact, nuke everybody. It's the only way.
Maybe the Hollywood elitists built it for a quick exit when Bush won.
I gots to give you a Tee Hee & a giggle giggle! 'Good'un! ;-)
It could have been used to smuggle commodes across. This dadblamed low water usage toilets we are forced to buy in the US stink.
Only the US Fed Gov could create a black market in crappers.
You live in Lynden too? I just found out about it on the 10pm news. Pretty freaky.
Probably for the illegal importation of Maple syrup and moose droppings. Maybe beaver meat.
....Good ol' Jerry Rivers.
The Mexican Mafia has been trying to get a foot hold in the cross border trade for years. They tried locating in Birch Bay first, but were too easy to spot. I guess they moved over to the migrant workers camps in Lynden.
It's where the Canadian military was going to retreat to if invaded, making way for our troops...
The "mainstream" media has reported on the tunnel just busted
under the Canadian border, believed to be the first illicit tunnel
on that border - but not on the story behind it. While that
investigation continues, some of what led to the tunnel's bust -
and the arrest of three Canadian aliens - is known.
As for the tunnel itself, it took more than a year to build
it. About 120 yds. long and running between three and ten feet
below ground - and supported with steel rebar and 2x6 lumber - it
obviously took substantial engineering skill. But the builders of
it obviously never saw "The Great Escape" - which, ironically, is
the error that got them caught.
In the true movie, the Allied POWs had to work out all kinds
of schemes to hide all the dug-out dirt as they tunneled. But the
dope smugglers tunneling from Canada to Washington State lacked the
patience and mindset to handle that problem; they were first
suspected when they were seen forever carrying lots of dirt out of
the large quonset hut its Canadian entrance is in.
Suspicion about the huge amount of dirt coming out of the
quonset hut in Canada led INS and American drug agents to secretly
bug a house just across the border in Lynden, Washington - where
they found its American opening under the living room floor. Video
from the bugging devices showed Francis Raj - the owner of the
quonset in Canada - and two other Canadian aliens, Timothy Woo and
Johnathan Valenzuela, bringing large garbage bags through the
tunnel; they then were seen loading the bags into an SUV with Utah
plates - which they handed off to a woman at a nearby mall. Not
surprisingly, she was soon busted with the 93 lbs. of marijuana in
the bags in the vehicle.
Whether the three Canadian men did all the tunnel work
themselves is dubious. All are ages 27 to 34 - and, if any of them
had any background in either engineering or tunnel work, it's not
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