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U.S. authorities unearth smuggling tunnel under B.C. border
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Posted on 07/20/2005 6:46:01 PM PDT by Happy2BMe

U.S. authorities unearth smuggling tunnel under B.C. border

SEATTLE (AP) - U.S. government agents have shut down a drug-smuggling tunnel built under the Canadian border near Lynden, Wash., a government source said Wednesday.

Authorities had been monitoring construction of the tunnel for eight months and sealed it Wednesday, shortly after it opened, making three to five arrests in the process, said the source, a government employee who had been briefed by local law-enforcement officials.

The exact length of the tunnel was not known. It ran from a building on the Canadian side to a house on the U.S. side, 90 metres from the border, the source said.

The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the news had not yet been made public; a news release was expected Thursday morning.

Emily Langlie, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle, declined comment, as did Michael Milne, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The source said the investigation was handled largely by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI, which did not immediately return a call seeking comment Wednesday.


TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; borderpatrol; borders; bordersecurity; cafta; canada; caves; drugs; drugsmuggling; drugwar; immigrantlist; immigration; islam; jihadnextdoor; mexico; minutemen; propaganda; religionofpeace; sharia; smuggling; tunnels; wodlist; wot
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The exact length of the tunnel was not known. It ran from a building on the Canadian side to a house on the U.S. side, 90 metres from the border, the source said.

1 posted on 07/20/2005 6:46:02 PM PDT by Happy2BMe
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To: Happy2BMe

Where'd they put all the dirt?


2 posted on 07/20/2005 6:47:43 PM PDT by BladeLWS
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To: JohnHuang2; keri; international american; Kay Soze; jpsb; hershey; TomInNJ; dagnabbit; Pro-Bush; ...
And up north . .

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U.S. government agents have shut down a drug-smuggling tunnel built under the Canadian border near Lynden, Wash.

3 posted on 07/20/2005 6:47:44 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (Viva La MIGRA - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: BladeLWS

Down the toilet?


4 posted on 07/20/2005 6:48:25 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (Viva La MIGRA - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: Happy2BMe

Ah, maybe the N. Koreans, who are adept at building tunnels to invade the south, have been giving lessons to the Canadians!


5 posted on 07/20/2005 6:49:54 PM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: CondorFlight
Don't laugh. The dope probably came from Mexico to Alaska then back through Canada through said tunnel.

(HINT: If they dug one, there are more.)

6 posted on 07/20/2005 6:52:37 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (Viva La MIGRA - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: Happy2BMe

If you think about it tunneling under our northern border doesn't make a lot of sense. The Canadian border is way more porus than our southern border.

Just seems like tha hard way of doing it.


7 posted on 07/20/2005 6:57:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If you must obey your party, may your chains rest lightly upon your shoulders.)
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To: Happy2BMe
Watch the perps try to claim that the government should have stopped them from committing smuggling crimes.
8 posted on 07/20/2005 7:01:03 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: cripplecreek
The contraband sells for a lot more up north than the contraband coming from the South - more money in that market perhaps.
9 posted on 07/20/2005 7:01:44 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (Viva La MIGRA - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: BladeLWS

It ran for office and became a Senator in Mass.


10 posted on 07/20/2005 7:01:59 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: Happy2BMe

Busted, great work.


11 posted on 07/20/2005 7:03:47 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: BladeLWS
"Where'd they put all the dirt?"

"Authorities had been monitoring construction of the tunnel for eight months"

My guess would be that it wasn't someplace that was concealed very well....I can imagine the cops sitting in a surveillance van watching this pile of dirt grow.
12 posted on 07/20/2005 7:07:10 PM PDT by chief_bigfoot ("isn't THAT amazing?" - Ron Popiel)
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To: A CA Guy; Happy2BMe

Not in my view. Why didn't they allow drugs to be shipped through the tunnel until they had a solid view of the supplier and receivers, then bust all of them?

At this point they don't even know who financed digging the tunnel.


13 posted on 07/20/2005 7:08:04 PM PDT by B4Ranch ( Report every illegal alien that you meet. Call 866-347-2423, Employers use 888-464-4218)
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To: Happy2BMe
Posted here with a slightly different title:

Secret tunnel across Canadian border found

14 posted on 07/20/2005 7:08:13 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: Happy2BMe

They don't have 4-wheel drive in Canada? Or do they get lost in the woods at night?


15 posted on 07/20/2005 7:10:38 PM PDT by balrog666 (A myth by any other name is still inane.)
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To: B4Ranch

They busted several people, and all the had was an exit end to the tunnel, so without Canadian approval, American authorities couldn't follow these idiots back through Canada to their cell.


16 posted on 07/20/2005 7:10:50 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

Are they sure it was just drugs that was smuggled?


17 posted on 07/20/2005 7:12:46 PM PDT by virgil
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To: virgil
Not sure, there might have also been some talking points that were directed toward Hillary Clinton to expedite Democrats new socialized medicine plan for America.
18 posted on 07/20/2005 7:14:46 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: chief_bigfoot

The builders didn't think to smuggle the dirt out in their pockets and dump it as they walked around?

Word is that the mastermind is getting 30 days in the cooler.


19 posted on 07/20/2005 7:15:13 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Cultural Jihad
When will tom tancredo make his obligatory media stop?

Oh wait a minute, this is the Canadian border, nevermind.

20 posted on 07/20/2005 7:18:18 PM PDT by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
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To: Happy2BMe

Oh, BAD WORD! BAD WORD! BAD WORD! Guess where I live!


21 posted on 07/20/2005 7:18:37 PM PDT by Concerto in D
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To: A CA Guy

Are you saying that obtaining Canadian approval would be difficult?


22 posted on 07/20/2005 7:19:55 PM PDT by B4Ranch ( Report every illegal alien that you meet. Call 866-347-2423, Employers use 888-464-4218)
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To: B4Ranch

I'm saying the Canadians probably did on their side watch and back this tunnel from their side back to it's original cell.
I doubt Canada would be willing to have American forces or employees of any kind attempting law enforcement on their soil.


23 posted on 07/20/2005 7:22:45 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: BladeLWS
Where'd they put all the dirt?

It's all on Mr. Rove.

24 posted on 07/20/2005 7:22:51 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: MediaMole
"Word is that the mastermind is getting 30 days in the cooler."

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Is that under U.S. or Canadian law?

25 posted on 07/20/2005 7:28:57 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (Viva La MIGRA - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: A CA Guy; B4Ranch
"I doubt Canada would be willing to have American forces or employees of any kind attempting law enforcement on their soil."

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Oh . . I dunno. If the Canadian Prime Minister, the el Presidente of Mexico, and the United States President all got their heads together and made this just ONE country then . .


26 posted on 07/20/2005 7:30:58 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (Viva La MIGRA - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: CedarDave

Thank you sir.


27 posted on 07/20/2005 7:31:28 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (Viva La MIGRA - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: Happy2BMe; oregon; abcraghead; aimhigh; Archie Bunker on steroids; bicycle thug; blackie; ...

Oregon Ping

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28 posted on 07/20/2005 7:32:25 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: sionnsar

Ping!


29 posted on 07/20/2005 7:36:38 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Happy2BMe
Oh . . I dunno. If the Canadian Prime Minister, the el Presidente of Mexico, and the United States President all got their heads together and made this just ONE country then . .

President Fox would solve the illegal drug problem, by making all drugs legal?

30 posted on 07/20/2005 7:40:17 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Impeach Judge Greer - In memory of Terri <strike>Schiavo</strike> Schindler - www.terrisfight.org)
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To: A CA Guy

I see that you have no idea of the number of US Federal employees in Canada now. State Dept., FBI, DEA, EPA, and military personel have been assigned to Canada for decades.


31 posted on 07/20/2005 7:42:42 PM PDT by B4Ranch ( Report every illegal alien that you meet. Call 866-347-2423, Employers use 888-464-4218)
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To: B4Ranch

So you think they were assigned to checking out the source end of that tunnel back to the original cell?


32 posted on 07/20/2005 7:48:24 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Happy2BMe

Then we would be saddled with millions of additional leftists perfectly willing to screw up this country even more.

No thanks. I prefer things as they are--Mexico ruled by the Mexican oligarchy, Canada ruled by the Quebeckers, and America, for the most part, ruled by Americans.


33 posted on 07/20/2005 7:52:49 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (Kelo, Grutter, and Roe all have to go. Will Roberts get us there--don't know. No more Souters.)
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To: BladeLWS

It's farm land, they probably just spread it around.


34 posted on 07/20/2005 7:55:06 PM PDT by Eva
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To: cripplecreek
[ Just seems like tha hard way of doing it. ]

Exactly.. buy off a few mounties and have the Mounties deliver it.. like in any mostly U.S. democrat town along both borders already DO... Voter fraud is the tip of the iceberg.. Any competition gets iced by the gendarmes.. Mob Rule is Mob Rule.. and democracy, if its nothing, is Mob Rule..

35 posted on 07/20/2005 8:02:52 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been ok'ed by me to included some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Happy2BMe

This is a commonplace occurrance on the Southern border. The Border Patrol has seismophones in some places because of this.


36 posted on 07/20/2005 8:03:41 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: A CA Guy

They should have been if they weren't is what I'm saying. The DEA and FBI work with the Canucks on cases that have American interests. It's the same as our guys in Mexico and further South working with their cops.


37 posted on 07/20/2005 8:07:19 PM PDT by B4Ranch ( Report every illegal alien that you meet. Call 866-347-2423, Employers use 888-464-4218)
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To: balrog666

They probably don't know their way around once they are off the highways.


38 posted on 07/20/2005 8:10:34 PM PDT by SFC Chromey (IT IS A WAR AGAINST RELIGION ...and Communists)
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To: B4Ranch

Well, working with Mexico is probably like working with a disjointed crime family, so I hope Canada is better than dealing with Mexico.

Do you think we will shoot people crossing our southern border the way life loving Mexico does theirs some day?


39 posted on 07/20/2005 8:10:59 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: John Jorsett; Ajnin; Marine Inspector
"This is a commonplace occurrance on the Southern border. The Border Patrol has seismophones in some places because of this.'

40 posted on 07/20/2005 8:15:14 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (Viva La MIGRA - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: Happy2BMe

Why shut down the tunnel project? Can't we punish the perps by making them dig the tunnel all the way to Mexico? Then the illegals from Mexico could find work up there!


41 posted on 07/20/2005 8:30:24 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: BladeLWS
Where'd they put all the dirt?

They threw it at W.

42 posted on 07/20/2005 8:31:53 PM PDT by kerryusama04 (Walkin' the tightrope between the lost and found.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
John F. sKerry or Teddy (burp) Kennedy???
43 posted on 07/20/2005 8:34:22 PM PDT by antiunion person (Whenever something goes wrong in the world, it's President Bush's fault.)
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To: Happy2BMe
I'm always happy to see us make efforts to secure our borders. I guess it's just a matter of time before the usual suspects show up to call me a racist for being happy about this action.

Bill

44 posted on 07/20/2005 8:38:54 PM PDT by WFTR (Liberty isn't for cowards)
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To: CondorFlight
I was stationed in Korea when that tunnel was discovered. It was so big, that 4 semi truck side by side could fit and it was 18 feet tall. I never did hear how it was found. All I know is that my R&R was canceled during my tour and every military base in S. Korea and Japan were on alert for a long time.
I'd like to hear more about this tunnel in Washington State as soon as someone gets more details.
Why didn't any of the news media announce this discovery???
45 posted on 07/20/2005 8:39:28 PM PDT by antiunion person (Whenever something goes wrong in the world, it's President Bush's fault.)
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To: Happy2BMe

If these people go to jail, put them in a cell on the second floor.


46 posted on 07/20/2005 8:41:45 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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Thanks for the ping! If I had a list of WA Freepers, I'd ping them.


Evergreen State ping

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Ping sionnsar if you see a Washington state related thread.

47 posted on 07/20/2005 9:12:15 PM PDT by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com† || Iran Azadi || Kyoto: Split Atoms, not Wood)
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To: cripplecreek

not if you wanna sneak a nuke in. I doubt its a drug tunnel.


48 posted on 07/20/2005 9:14:11 PM PDT by Cougar66 (The biggest trick the liberal media ever played was convincing the world it didn't exist)
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To: Happy2BMe

A house 90 meters from the border? Is that normal?


49 posted on 07/20/2005 9:19:29 PM PDT by Axhandle
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To: BladeLWS
Where'd they put all the dirt?

In their pockets, which were equipped with little trap doors. Then they'd pull and the dirt would go down their pant legs onto the ground.

50 posted on 07/20/2005 9:36:03 PM PDT by AmishDude (Once you go black hat, you never go back.)
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