Apr 4, 2014 11:39 PM by Stefanie Boe

101st drug tunnel found in Nogales

NOGALES - The 101st drug tunnel has been found under a home in Nogales.

U.S. and Mexican authorities shut down the incomplete drug smuggling tunnel Friday afternoon.

Members of the Nogales Tunnel Task Force found the tunnel just a few yards south of the international border fence near the Mariposa Port of Entry.

The tunnel is approximately 449 feet long, with approximately 60 feet in Mexico and 389 feet in the U.S. The tunnel is roughly four feet tall and ends underneath a canyon just east of the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz. The tunnel was incomplete and did not have a U.S. exit.

No people or drugs were found inside the passageway and no arrests have yet been made in the case.

A total of 101 cross-border tunnels have been discovered in Nogales since 1990, including four in fiscal year 2014.


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