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Feds find 32 tons of pot in Calif. border tunnel
Associated Press ^ | 11/30/11 | ELLIOT SPAGAT

Posted on 11/30/2011 5:15:07 PM PST by Nachum

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Tis the season for finding cross-border drug tunnels.

The latest secret passage - equipped with a hydraulic lift, electric rail cars, wooden staircase and end-to-end wood floors - was discovered Tuesday on the U.S.-Mexico border, highlighting an emerging seasonal trend. For three years, authorities have found the most sophisticated tunnels shortly before the winter holidays in what officials speculate is an attempt by drug smugglers to take advantage of Mexico's fall marijuana harvest.

The discovery of the 600-yard tunnel resulted in seizures of 32 tons of marijuana, one of the largest pot busts in U.S. history, said Derek Benner, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's special agent in charge of investigations in San Diego. It linked warehouses in San Diego and Tijuana and was equipped with lighting and ventilation.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: bordertunnel; borderwars; feds; jonesing; libertarians; pot; tons; tunnel; wod; wodlist; wosd
Duuuude
1 posted on 11/30/2011 5:15:19 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Damn They need to spread the Weed man... I know alot of people that could use it for our nerves.. With Obama being President I need something to calm me down. Wait What did I just say?


2 posted on 11/30/2011 5:21:40 PM PST by crazydad
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To: Nachum

It’s my understand that it was actually 34 tons, when they found it. :)


3 posted on 11/30/2011 5:23:24 PM PST by Jonty30 (If a person won't learn under the best of times, than he must learn under the worst of times.)
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To: All

It’s going to be a dry Christmas.


4 posted on 11/30/2011 5:24:04 PM PST by thesaleboat (Pray The Rosary Daily)
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To: crazydad

‘With Obama being President I need something to calm me down. Wait What did I just say?’

That’s sounds good man. Whatever you said.

Geez, got any Twinkies?


5 posted on 11/30/2011 5:24:23 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Hahaha, twinkees and some jerky too, the leftovers will be heated up later. WHAT are they going to do with 64,000 pounds of weed? Who’s going to keep track of how much it weighs, there’s no way they’ll burn it.


6 posted on 11/30/2011 5:29:56 PM PST by thesaleboat (Pray The Rosary Daily)
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To: crazydad

Crazy man...crazy.


7 posted on 11/30/2011 5:30:38 PM PST by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: Nachum

That fence is working great!


8 posted on 11/30/2011 5:39:44 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Nachum

DAVES NOT HOME MAN! No this is not Dave. No Daves not home!


9 posted on 11/30/2011 5:42:19 PM PST by crazydad
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To: Nachum

Shoot...fella could have hisself a purty good time in Vegas with all that.


10 posted on 11/30/2011 5:42:19 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Nachum

That will turn into 30 tons before it gets booked into evidence, and 2 tons before the feds burn it while standing downwind.


11 posted on 11/30/2011 5:44:24 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: Nachum

There is a way to stop this drug crap. Execute the dealers. If you are caught with illegal drugs with a quantity sufficient for intent to distribute, then you die. You are arrested, tried, and if convicted, you will be executed within 90 days. No appeals whatsoever.

Why does the alleged “war on drugs” drag on from year to year. It has been going on since the sixties. Because there are to many people making big bucks out of it and they aren’t all drug dealers. Lawyers, law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, judges, rehab people, etc. The list is almost endless.

You deal-you die would put a halt to almost all of it. It not, then we the people would not have to house and feed quite so many criminals.


12 posted on 11/30/2011 6:02:16 PM PST by Saltmeat
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To: Nachum
From the photo at link (AP), the tunnel looks well built, interesting they could construct it without drawing attention.
13 posted on 11/30/2011 6:02:38 PM PST by opentalk
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To: Nachum

Makes my eyes red just reading this story....got milk?


14 posted on 11/30/2011 6:03:03 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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‘Feds find 32 tons of pot in Calif. border tunnel’ and smoked it. All.


15 posted on 11/30/2011 6:03:40 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: Nachum

Any Ron Paul bumper stickers found down there?


16 posted on 11/30/2011 6:11:05 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Nachum

Light it up in the tunnel, add some ventilation pushing south, and voila! World’s largest bong!


17 posted on 11/30/2011 6:11:42 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, serve my country, love my wife and daughter, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: elkfersupper

How the he11 they build something like this. 600yards with built in elevator probably dug with shovels.

Some of us preppers could take lessons.


18 posted on 11/30/2011 6:27:48 PM PST by Bailee
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To: thesaleboat
Weed Delivery Guy saves Christmas
19 posted on 11/30/2011 6:30:33 PM PST by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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To: A CA Guy
Any Ron Paul bumper stickers found down there?

This is a bad news article. That would be good news.

20 posted on 11/30/2011 6:38:43 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings

lol — pretty good.


21 posted on 11/30/2011 6:49:33 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Nachum; a fool in paradise

Investestment Alert: Go long on the Cannabis Sector stocks.


22 posted on 11/30/2011 6:52:19 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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ph


23 posted on 11/30/2011 6:58:03 PM PST by xone
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To: Nachum

4,096,000 quarter sacks @ say $40.00 a sack $163,840,000.


24 posted on 11/30/2011 7:53:42 PM PST by RedhairRedhair (I STILL love my (scab made) Toyota)
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To: Nachum
If it was legal there would be no market to speak of.

Legal to grow, possess and use. No license to sell.

25 posted on 11/30/2011 8:10:45 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: thesaleboat
"WHAT are they going to do with 64,000 pounds of weed? "

That's darn near enough for San Diego County for a year.

26 posted on 11/30/2011 8:14:08 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Nachum

Why aren’t we flooding these tunnels?


27 posted on 11/30/2011 8:21:35 PM PST by namvolunteer (Trying to adhere to liberal rules of engagement when they have no rules is suicide. - Maelstrom)
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To: namvolunteer

Need to find them first,that means inspecting building of any real size on the border on a really regular basis inspecting trucks going to & from those building that may be hauling barrels of dirt.

Pretty soon you start pissing folks off cause you are assuming they are drug smugglers with no proof.
Meanwhile the tunnel is being dug by hand 40 feet down to go under your local utilities & to generally prevent sound detection from the Mexican side of the border.


28 posted on 11/30/2011 9:58:42 PM PST by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings

Haha, nice.


29 posted on 12/01/2011 6:47:20 AM PST by thesaleboat (Pray The Rosary Daily (Our Lady, July 13, 1917))
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To: Nachum

Sure fire proof that Border Fences Werk Fer Yoo!


30 posted on 12/01/2011 6:49:59 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Tainan

[Makes my eyes red just reading this story....got milk?]

WEll, I was about to ask fer FUNYUNS Man! (Cheetos will work in a pinch.)


31 posted on 12/01/2011 6:52:32 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: namvolunteer; All

These tunnels are mainly dug by hand, can you imagine what will happen when they figure out how to build a tunnel boring machine.

A project that would creep along a pace of a few yards a day would proceed at the pace of a few yards an hour.

Instead of taking months it would take weeks maybe even days.


32 posted on 12/02/2011 12:11:25 PM PST by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: Saltmeat
You deal-you die would put a halt to almost all of it.

Untrue.

In many experiments, it is shown that it is the frequency and probability of apprehension that effects decisions to engage in criminal behaviors, not severity of punishment.

33 posted on 12/02/2011 12:20:34 PM PST by Lazamataz (That's all.)
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To: thesaleboat
It’s going to be a dry Christmas.

It's astounding how ignorant some Americans still are...

It's estimated Mexicans roll through our borders with 2000 tons of dope and God knows what else, every few months, on a routine basis..So many hundreds of billions involved, it's likely half the wealthy insiders running the U.S. government are in on the payroll.

So many millions of illegals enter unabated, they're now have pot farms all over the U.S. too

But don't worry, your government has made a lucrative industry out of this too, which allows government to grow and expand even more...

All this allows the government to seized cars, homes, assets...Look at the courts today...They have more cash registers in them than a Super Wallmart...The reality is, they only catch a a few who are actually caught in this concocted dog and pony sham.

34 posted on 12/02/2011 12:26:42 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Nachum

Holy crap,that’s a lot of weed,LOL!


35 posted on 12/25/2011 10:43:58 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: crazydad

LOL.

Ah,yes.Short-term memory loss.


36 posted on 12/25/2011 10:45:00 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

A lot of weed? That’s nothing. They found 60 tons of Twinkies right after.


37 posted on 12/25/2011 10:46:32 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

LOL.

Marijuana does make food taste better.(Although,from my experience,if the food was awful before I smoked,it tasted even worse.)

I don’t smoke it anymore. It really messes with my mind,and not in a good way. It doesn’t make me calm.


38 posted on 12/25/2011 10:54:13 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: Saltmeat; All

I think the people that smoke the product may have the blood of those murdered or maimed to protect the trade on their hands. Since an end user doesn’t know where his pot comes from, he could be smoking “blood pot”(think “blood diamonds”). I get flamed sometimes for making this connection because it is popular to think in some circles, even on this forum, that a little pot smoking is okay and if the government would just get out of the drug wars there would be a lot less killing....maybe..! Yet some of these same pot smokers would never think to incur the risks of growing their own then smoking it instead of just buying pot from questionable dealers who may, (or their sources) have blood on their hands.


39 posted on 12/25/2011 11:42:12 PM PST by mdmathis6 (Christ came not to make mankind into God but to put God into men!)
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