A drug tunnel has been found ending at a metered parking space in the southeastern Arizona city of Nogales.
The 13-foot-long tunnel begins directly against the border fence on the Mexican side and leads to an opening 10 inches in diameter in downtown Nogales.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Vincent Picard said Tuesday that vehicles with holes cut in the bottom were able to park over the hole in the street. He says people inside the tunnel pushed marijuana through the holes to people inside vehicles.
Agents uncovered the tunnel Monday after seeing a cylindrical bundle fall out of the van.
After they began chasing the van, the driver escaped on foot. The passenger was arrested and will face charges.
By Associated Press
TUESDAY Dec 14, 2010 18:12 ET
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