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Tunnel linking US and Mexico found [complete with rail, lights and ventilation]
BBC ^ | 31 October 2013 Last updated at 17:16 ET

Posted on 10/31/2013 4:05:07 PM PDT by Pan_Yan

A drug-smuggling tunnel equipped with electricity, ventilation and a rail system has been found connecting San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico.

Authorities seized more than eight tons of marijuana and 325lb (147kg) of cocaine in the discovery.

Officials have not revealed the exact length or location of the recently finished tunnel, but Mexican media report it is near Tijuana's airport.

More than 75 such secret tunnels have been discovered since 2008.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: border; california; drugs; mexico; mexicotunnel; sandiego; tijuana; tunnel; warondrugs

1 posted on 10/31/2013 4:05:07 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Obviously well-funded. By whom, I wonder?


2 posted on 10/31/2013 4:06:17 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Pan_Yan

They are already digging the next batch.


3 posted on 10/31/2013 4:06:38 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Does this mean we don’t have to use hundreds of buses?


4 posted on 10/31/2013 4:06:57 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: P.O.E.

Well, it actually operated, so we know Amtrak wasn’t involved.


5 posted on 10/31/2013 4:08:24 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Pan_Yan

End the WOD and give the people their freedoms back.


6 posted on 10/31/2013 4:08:58 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Mr. Lucky

I bet it was the most profitable railroad in America.


7 posted on 10/31/2013 4:09:58 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: skeeter

http://www.thetrumpet.com/article/3266.1670.0.0/world/globalization/the-danger-in-chinas-mexican-port-grab


8 posted on 10/31/2013 4:10:20 PM PDT by Therapsid (t)
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To: Mr. Lucky
Well, it actually operated, so we know Amtrak wasn’t involved.

If it has been in Massachusetts it would be 12 years behind schedule and $3 billion over budget.

9 posted on 10/31/2013 4:12:43 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Pan_Yan

Also called The Future Democrats’ Express.


10 posted on 10/31/2013 4:14:04 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Pan_Yan
If it has been in Massachusetts it would be 12 years behind schedule and $3 billion over budget.

I'm guessing that some of the beheaded corpses that litter the Mexican countryside are a result of "over budget."

11 posted on 10/31/2013 4:19:57 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Light rail and dope- sounds like a Democrat Underground party.


12 posted on 10/31/2013 4:23:45 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Pan_Yan
Tom Clancy's 2011 spy thriller, Against All Enemies included a scene of this type.
13 posted on 10/31/2013 4:24:24 PM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: P.O.E.

Well, the DEA collects the tolls, one way or another. An elaborate tunnel like this was probably ‘discovered’ because someone didn’t pay their fee to their government overlords.


14 posted on 10/31/2013 4:25:35 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Therapsid

Thetrumpet.com is my first stop for international news. It is a great resource. Have you read America under attack, available there as a free download?


15 posted on 10/31/2013 4:28:02 PM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: Pan_Yan

and leak an have he ceiling panels fall


16 posted on 10/31/2013 4:29:03 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Pan_Yan

“They found Tomás!!”


17 posted on 10/31/2013 4:30:38 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: JoanneSD
This surely not true.. Sen Feinstein was in SAn Diego in 2006 with a big photo op...saying these tunnels were illegal

Senate Approves Feinstein-Kyl Measure to Criminalize Border Tunnels By: Dianne Feinstein Date: July 13, 2006 Location: Washington, DC Senate Approves Feinstein-Kyl Measure to Criminalize Border Tunnels July 13, 2006 Washington, DC - The Senate today approved an amendment by U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) that would criminalize the act of constructing or financing a tunnel or subterranean passage across an international border into the United States. The amendment to the FY 2007 Senate Homeland Security Appropriations bill was approved by voice vote. Once the Senate votes to pass the appropriations bill, it will need to be approved in conference committee with the House of Representatives before it can gain final approval by the House and Senate and be sent to the President for his signature.

18 posted on 10/31/2013 4:36:58 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Mr. Lucky
Well, it actually operated, so we know Amtrak wasn’t involved.

LOL. C'mon now. Amtrak operates. It's just that the cost for each seat is fifteen times more than the price of a ticket.

19 posted on 10/31/2013 4:42:37 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: JoanneSD

The border is a tunnel-free zone...


20 posted on 10/31/2013 4:46:16 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Impeach We Much!)
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To: Pan_Yan

I know that area (Otay Mesa) very well. I saw the raid in 2005 or 2006 that shut down the biggest tunnel found yet. That tunnel was almost a mile long and came up in the precise location of the corner office of a warehouse building. A Border Patrol agent told me that they have no idea how many tunnels are down there. The soil there is hard decomposed granite and is perfect for tunneling. There are literally truck loads of people and contraband passing through. The cargo passes through the tunnels and into 18 wheel trucks. All of this is in addition to the other smuggling methods.


21 posted on 10/31/2013 4:51:36 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Pan_Yan

Jerry Brown finally got his high speed rail project started!


22 posted on 10/31/2013 4:58:39 PM PDT by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: P.O.E.

Gus Fring


23 posted on 10/31/2013 5:11:17 PM PDT by HotKat (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason. Mark Twain)
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To: Pan_Yan

Obama built that!


24 posted on 10/31/2013 5:12:39 PM PDT by dforest
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To: P.O.E.

Jerry Brown’s high-speed rail prototype, bringing new voters to Mexifornia.


25 posted on 10/31/2013 6:13:58 PM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: Pan_Yan

Plant explosive rope the length of it, wait until it is full of miscreants, and detonate.


26 posted on 10/31/2013 6:46:41 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Pan_Yan

Wouldn’t it be fun to exploit after you found it?

- just wait at the exit way and grab ‘em
- Celine Dion at 150 DB
- fill with hydrogen & light ‘er up
- zombie costumes in the dark

more...?


27 posted on 10/31/2013 7:01:36 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: MV=PY
just wait at the exit way and grab ‘em

I notice the article didn't say anything about arrests or rolling up a network or dealers.

28 posted on 10/31/2013 7:05:00 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Pan_Yan.
seized more than eight tons of marijuana and 325lb (147kg) of cocaine
IOW, a slow weekend at the Soeteros'.


29 posted on 10/31/2013 8:16:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Pan_Yan

These tunnel builders probably could build a fast, fully functioning health care website in a few days under budget.


30 posted on 10/31/2013 8:47:06 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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