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Two cross-border Sinaloa cartel drug tunnels discovered inTijuana

December 14, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Two cross-border Sinaloa cartel drug tunnels discovered inTijuana

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Authorities in Mexico uncovered two cross-border drug tunnels on Monday spanning fromTijuana, Baja California into California.

Officials said one of the underground passageways that lead into San Diego was operational while the other was under construction but near completion.

According to Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office (PGR), police discovered the tunnels, in a warehouse in an industrial park near Garita de Otay.

Mexican authorities received intelligence from the U.S. Consulate involving the reactivation of an old border tunnel used to smuggle large quantities of narcotics by the Sinaloa cartel, Animal Politico reported.

An operation by Mexico’s Criminal Investigation Agency, Deputy Attorney Specialized in Investigation of Organized Delinquency, the Federal Police and the National Defense Secretary was launched to locate the illicit drug tunnels.

“Presumably one of these tunnels was used by members of the criminal organization operating in the state of Sinaloa for drug shipments to the United States of America,” the PGR said in a statement.

As JammedUp News reported, Mexican authorities also discovered two unfinished drug tunnels last week near the near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry.

Since 1990, there have been over 200 cross-border cartel tunnels leading into the United States, according to a recent DEA report.

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