about 17 tons of marijuana into the tunnel, one of the most sophisticated of its kind in the southern border of the United States
U.S. and Mexican authorities have discovered a secret tunnel to smuggle drugs most sophisticated was discovered on their common border.
about 17 tons of marijuana were found in the tunnel, which is about 400 meters long and stores related to San Diego and Tijuana, authorities said.
U.S. authorities seized nearly nine tons of marijuana in a truck and warehouse in San Diego Otay Mesa area, said Derek Benner, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent charge of special investigations in San Diego. Mexican authorities found about eight tons to the south of the border.
He made the announcement at a press conference on the packages of drugs seized labels adorned with Captain America, Sprite and Bud Light. Trademarks are the codes to identify the owners.
photographs taken by the Mexican authorities show a gated entry for packets that were likely filled with marijuana, said Paul Beeson, director of the Border Patrol Sector San U. S. Diego. Tunnel walls were filled with timber supports. The transition has been equipped with lighting and ventilation.
The tunnel was about 1.5 meters high and one meter wide.Two men would have seen out of the warehouse in a truck carrying about three tons of marijuana were arrested on Tuesday a highway on the outskirts of La Mesa and arrested. An officer of the California Highway Patrol was overwhelmed by the smell, according to a federal complaint.
Cesar Gomez and Ruben Beltran each face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment if convicted of conspiracy to distribute marijuana, said Alan Robinson, Head of Section of 'American lawyer narcotics enforcement in San Diego. That should be brought to justice on Thursday.
more than 70 tunnels have been found at the border since October 2008, surpassing the number of discoveries over the past six years. Many are clustered around San Diego, Imperial Valley of California and Nogales, Arizona.
California is popular because his land is easy to dig with shovels. In Nogales, the smugglers take advantage of the huge underground drainage channels. The authorities said they found a drug tunnel in Nogales, Tuesday, from the flight to Mexico for a rented house in the U.S..
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