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Drug tunnel discovered at Mexico border

September 3, 2008 8:16:23 AM PDT
Eight men are under arrest Wednesday morning, suspected of digging a drug tunnel near the U.S.-Mexico border.According to the L.A. Times, Mexican police acted on a tip when they raided a home in Mexicali on Monday.

They found some suspects digging a tunnel that was already as long as a football field. Its destination appeared to be a residential neighborhood across the border in Calexico.

Officials said the tunnel seemed well financed and expertly constructed. It had a rail and cart system, ventilation, lighting and an electric lift.


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