Authorities Seize A ton of cocain and seven tons of marijuana
Authorities seize more than a ton of cocaine and seven tons of marijuana from a cross border tunnel. At about 3 feet wide the tunnel measured the length over eight football fields, it was equipped with lights, ventilation, a rail system and motorized freight elevator capable of holding up to 10 people. The tunnel stretched from a Tijuana, Mexico home, to a San Diego, California suburb, said U.S. authorities. Laura Duffy, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California, said “We believe this to be the longest and largest single tunnel that we have discovered in this district to date.” The seize added up to more than 2,000 pounds of cocaine and more than 14,000 pounds of marijuana. the cocaine valued at around $22 million. The six arrested in San Diego were charged with various drug trafficking and tunnel related charges, including conspiracy ti import and distribute and conspiracy to use border tunnel. Federal authorities have detected more than 75 cross border smuggling tunnels, in the past 5 years. most of them in California and Arizona.