The United States authorities have revealed the longest ‘narcotunnel’ discovered so far on the border with Mexico, which connected the area of Tijuana with that of San Diego through a 1.3-kilometer long gallery enabled with a complex system Electric and drain.
The tunnel entrance was discovered in August 2019 in an industrial area of Tijuana. From there, an investigation began on both sides of the border that allowed to track the installation to US territory, more than 1.2 kilometers from the border, as well as locate an unfinished branch.
The gallery had been built about 20 meters deep and had a height of 1.6 meters and a width of just 60 centimeters, according to a statement from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office (CBP). Those responsible had installed rails to facilitate the transport of the merchandise.
No person has been arrested for these facilities, but a spokesman for border services, Aaron M. Heitke, has stressed the importance of the operation and that “the investigation continues.” “I trust that our work and dedication to enforce the law will lead to future arrests and seizures,” he said.
The agent responsible for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), John W. Callery, pointed out that “the sophistication of this tunnel demonstrates the determination and economic resources of the cartels.” For this reason, he has called to continue working to stop “the flow of deadly drugs” into the United States.