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Secret tunnel across Canadian border found
King5 ^ | July 20, 2005 | King5 - Seattle NBC affiliate

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.

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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.


TOPICS: Canada; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Washington; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: border; bordersecurity; canada; drugsmuggling; immigrantlist; tunnel; warondrugs; waronterror

1 posted on 07/20/2005 6:17:58 PM PDT by Radigan
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To: Radigan

BC has a huge marijuana industry.


2 posted on 07/20/2005 6:19:24 PM PDT by ikka
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To: Radigan

Looks like we need the Minutemen on the Canadian border as well.


3 posted on 07/20/2005 6:20:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Radigan

you know something is wrong when, after reading a story like this, you find yourself thinking "good Lord, I hope it's drugs'.


4 posted on 07/20/2005 6:21:58 PM PDT by smonk
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To: Radigan

Time to focus on our Northern, Socialist, neighbors.


5 posted on 07/20/2005 6:22:12 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Radigan

Hmmm. Guess topic CA is California, not Canada. My wrong.


6 posted on 07/20/2005 6:23:09 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: Radigan

It could be related to Canadians seeking US health care and fleeing official gay marriage.


8 posted on 07/20/2005 6:30:56 PM PDT by Bars4Bill
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To: The Plumbers Curse

I wonder how long that tunnel has been there..100 years or more?

Maybe just since Prohibition?


9 posted on 07/20/2005 6:32:59 PM PDT by japaneseghost
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To: Radigan

Isn't that the tunnel Joe Kennedy, Sr. used to move all that bootleg whiskey into the U.S during the Prohibition?


11 posted on 07/20/2005 6:36:59 PM PDT by Oratam (Distinctness in Persons, Oneness in Essence, Equality in Majesty)
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To: Oratam
No, he used to drive it accross the Detroit River, when it was frozen in winter.

What idiot would dig a tunnel under a 3,000 mile ungarded border?

12 posted on 07/20/2005 6:39:46 PM PDT by patton ("Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write.")
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To: Radigan
This is Geraldo Rivera reporting............
13 posted on 07/20/2005 6:41:58 PM PDT by Popman (In politics, ideas are more important than individuals.)
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To: japaneseghost

The tunnel was described as highly sophisticated.


14 posted on 07/20/2005 6:42:13 PM PDT by Radigan
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To: smonk

Ditto. Sad ain't it?


15 posted on 07/20/2005 6:45:01 PM PDT by JediForce (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: dfwgator

"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)


16 posted on 07/20/2005 6:45:18 PM PDT by tflabo (Take authority that's ours)
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To: Radigan

Let's fill it with water and look for leaks..


18 posted on 07/20/2005 6:47:43 PM PDT by lrb111
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To: Radigan

bump


19 posted on 07/20/2005 6:47:55 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Democrats haven't had a new idea since Karl Marx.)
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To: The Plumbers Curse
No dope-head would have the energy or initiative to embark on such a task.

"Duuuuude... come help me build the world's largest underground bong, man ... "

20 posted on 07/20/2005 6:48:21 PM PDT by ikka
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To: The Plumbers Curse

See my post #20 ...


21 posted on 07/20/2005 6:48:59 PM PDT by ikka
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To: Radigan

Did the Canucks hire Mexicans to do the work Americans wont do???


23 posted on 07/20/2005 6:50:52 PM PDT by cynicom
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To: All

Related link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1447225/posts


24 posted on 07/20/2005 6:58:10 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: The Plumbers Curse

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.


25 posted on 07/20/2005 6:58:54 PM PDT by beaver fever
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To: japaneseghost

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.


26 posted on 07/20/2005 7:10:55 PM PDT by henderson field
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To: The Plumbers Curse

Dope-head?


27 posted on 07/20/2005 7:15:23 PM PDT by cubram
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To: Radigan

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.


28 posted on 07/20/2005 7:24:22 PM PDT by Concerto in D
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To: Radigan

The tunnel was detected. They obviously didn't use stealth tunnel technology.


29 posted on 07/20/2005 7:28:19 PM PDT by xp38
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To: zip

ping


30 posted on 07/20/2005 8:00:08 PM PDT by Mrs Zip
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To: Radigan

I hope they were only smuggling toilets...


31 posted on 07/20/2005 8:02:56 PM PDT by scott7278 (Before I give you the benefit of my reply, I would like to know what we are talking about.)
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To: Radigan
The tunnel was described as highly sophisticated.

So you're saying it is better than the big dig?

32 posted on 07/20/2005 8:04:26 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (John 6: 51-58)
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To: Radigan

That's it.

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.


33 posted on 07/20/2005 8:07:00 PM PDT by Phsstpok (There are lies, damned lies, statistics and presentation graphics, in descending order of truth)
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To: Radigan

Maybe the Hollywood elitists built it for a quick exit when Bush won.


34 posted on 07/20/2005 8:25:51 PM PDT by They'reGone2000 (Washington State - Rotten to the Core)
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To: justche

**


35 posted on 07/20/2005 8:49:46 PM PDT by justche (No one can go back and make a brand new start, any one can start now and make a brand new ending)
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To: Bars4Bill

I gots to give you a Tee Hee & a giggle giggle! 'Good'un! ;-)


36 posted on 07/20/2005 9:40:49 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (In honor of our bravest in armed service to our nation.)
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To: Radigan

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.


37 posted on 07/20/2005 10:03:46 PM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: Concerto in D
Guess where I live!

You live in Lynden too? I just found out about it on the 10pm news. Pretty freaky.

38 posted on 07/20/2005 10:05:45 PM PDT by John123 (The Democrats want to choose the Judges. Who died and made them boss?)
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To: Radigan

Probably for the illegal importation of Maple syrup and moose droppings. Maybe beaver meat.


39 posted on 07/20/2005 11:32:31 PM PDT by irishtenor (Did I say something wrong? Or just intolerant?)
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To: irishtenor
"Probably for the illegal importation of Maple syrup and moose droppings. Maybe beaver meat."

LOL.

40 posted on 07/20/2005 11:38:06 PM PDT by Miss Behave (Do androids dream of electric sheep?)
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To: Popman

....Good ol' Jerry Rivers.


41 posted on 07/20/2005 11:40:25 PM PDT by Pro-Bush (We're not vigilantes! We're undocumented Border Patrol agents!)
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To: The Plumbers Curse

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.


42 posted on 07/21/2005 3:24:26 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Radigan

It's where the Canadian military was going to retreat to if invaded, making way for our troops...

;->


43 posted on 07/21/2005 3:49:29 AM PDT by corlorde (New Hampshire)
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To: Radigan

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
yet known.


44 posted on 07/25/2005 7:40:46 AM PDT by robowombat
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