September 7, 2011
In yet another sign that traffickers are trying to circumvent U.S. border control measures in order to smuggle people and drugs, Mexican authorities have discovered a tunnel dug into a border storm drain that leads into the United States.
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Federal police say the tunnel was presumably used to smuggle people into the United States.
It appears smugglers dug a lateral tunnel into a main drain. An exit on the U.S. side was hidden by a cover piled over with dirt.
Police said Sunday the tunnel was found Thursday in the Mexican border city of Nogales, across the border from Nogales, Arizona. Police found it acting on information they received after discovering another tunnel in Nogales on Aug. 16.