Drug smuggling has always been an intense and sophisticated process. However, officials were suprised at the new techniques and technologies that are being incorporated into drug smuggling today.
A drug “super tunnel” the length of eight football fields was raided by authorities, and what they found was shocking. The tunnel ran the length of eight football fields, from a warehouse in Tijuana to a warehouse in San Diego. The tunnel included a railway line, lighting, electricity, and metal support beams to prevent a structural collapse.
During the raid, at least 12 tons of marijuana, worth $6 million were confiscated. There were 22 people arrested in both cities.
This raid uncovered one of the largest drug tunnels recently discovered. U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy said. “We see a super tunnel open for business once every year or so.”
The turn was discovered during a six-month investigation. The investigation started last may, and included an undercover agent participating in construction of the tunnel.