2 tons of pot found inside Mexico-U.S. tunnel

By olymaster · Jan 27, 2006 · ·
  1. olymaster
    2 tons wow! just imagine how much stuff was coming through this tunnel and how many people. The 2,400-foot passageway must have taken some serious time to complete. i wonder how many more thier are. i bet thier are tons of em. its just so amazing how it came up in a house or whatever. crazy to think about how un secure our borders are.

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  2. enquirewithin
    Rather impressive!
  3. Alfa
    You can view the video in the drug news video section.
  4. Nagognog2
    Here is the latest:
    SAN DIEGO --Those associated with the longest and one of the most sophisticated tunnels ever discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border may be in grave danger, U.S. officials said Friday.

    | Breaking News Alerts U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it had received intelligence that a Mexican drug cartel behind the tunnel had threatened the lives of people who had used it or were involved the passageway's design or construction.

    The agency appealed to those whose lives were at risk to seek out U.S. officials at Mexican border crossings and pledged to do everything possible to protect them.

    More than 2 tons of marijuana were found inside the tunnel discovered this week, which ran about 2,400 feet from a warehouse near the airport in Tijuana, Mexico, to a warehouse in San Diego's Otay Mesa industrial district.

    As deep as 90 feet below the surface, authorities found a floor lined with cement, lights that ran down one of the hard soil walls, a groundwater pump and pipes that circulated fresh air, he said. An adult could stand in the 5-foot-high shaft.

    "There is no doubt that an organization like this will take whatever steps necessary to protect their interests, including taking human lives," said Michael Unzueta, special agent in charge of the agency's investigations in San Diego.

    It was unclear how long the tunnel had been in operation.

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  5. kemistudent
    Why the fuck can't I find a 2 tons of pot! I have a big backyard!

    Can you imagine the amount of work that must have taken! I have to wonder what happened to the people who dug that. How many of them ended up MIA. Mexicans dont play around and when your dealing with that much potential product flow you wont want one more person to know than necessary.
  6. Nagognog2
    Want to REALLY save some Mexican lives? Re-legalise Marijuana!!! DUH!!!
  7. Motorhead
    This story now has an interesting twist. Now the truth will never be known.:rolleyes:

    US CA: Mexican Official Blames US Troops
    by Sara A. Carter, Staff Writer, (27 Jan 2006) San Bernardino Sun California
    A Mexican official suggested Thursday that it was American soldiers disguised as Mexicans who were involved in an armed standoff Monday along the Rio Grande with U.S. law-enforcement officers.

    Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez said in a news conference that U.S. soldiers have helped drug traffickers in the past, but offered no proof in this instance.

    "Members of the U.S. Army have helped protect people who were processing and transporting drugs," Derbez said. "And just as that has happened ... it is very probable that something like that could have happened, that in reality they were members of some of their groups disguised as Mexican soldiers with Humvees."

    White House officials would not comment on Derbez's claim and referred all questions to the Department of Defense.

    A Defense Department spokeswoman, Lt. Col. Ellen Krenke, said officials from both Mexico and the United States are investigating the incident on the Texas border.

    "The U.S. and Mexican government are working together to gain control of the border and will continue to collaborate," Krenke said.

    On Wednesday, U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza issued a statement asking the Mexican government to "fully investigate" the border incident, which The Sun's sister newspaper, the Ontario-based Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, first reported earlier this week.

    Rep. David Dreier, R-Glendora, reiterated the need for a congressional investigation on Thursday.

    "Honestly, we need to get information for everybody's understanding," he said. "There are stories everywhere with few answers. We need to get to the bottom of this as soon as possible."

    Dreier and Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-San Diego, jointly called for such an investigation after the two newspapers published a Jan. 15 story reporting more than 200 Mexican military incursions during the past 10 years, as documented by the Department of Homeland Security.

    The Bulletin also obtained a 2001 map bearing the seal of the president's Office of National Drug Control Policy and showing the locations of 34 of those incursions.

    Derbez said his country will send a diplomatic note to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice demanding that U.S. officials tone down their comments on Mexico's security and immigration problems.

    State Department officials late Thursday said they have not received any note from the Mexican government and thus would not comment on Derbez's remarks.

    Monday's armed standoff began 50 miles southeast of El Paso, when Texas state police tried to stop three sport utility vehicles on Interstate 10. The vehicles made a quick U-turn and headed south toward the border, a few miles away.

    Crossing the border, one SUV got stuck in the Rio Grande, and men in a Humvee with a mounted gun tried in vain to tow it out. Then a group of men in civilian clothes began unloading what appeared to be bundles of marijuana and torched the SUV before fleeing.

    Mexican officials insisted Wednesday that the men in military-style uniforms were drug smugglers, not soldiers. In Mexico, kidnappers and drug smugglers regularly wear police gear, which is sold at street stands.

    Derbez said there was no proof that the men seen in the incident were Mexicans and that the men photographed by Texas law enforcement could have been Americans.

    Three U.S. soldiers have pleaded guilty to running a cocaine smuggling ring from a U.S. base in Colombia, and a fourth is being tried in Texas this week.
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