An incomplete tunnel found stretching from Arizona to Mexico appears to be “the most sophisticated tunnel in U.S. history,” authorities said. The tunnel intended for smuggling ran from San Luis, Arizona, to a Mexican neighborhood and had a ventilation system, water lines, electrical wiring, a rail system and extensive reinforcement, federal officials said Thursday.
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“This appears to be the most sophisticated tunnel in U.S. history, and certainly the most sophisticated I’ve seen in my career,” said Carl E. Landrum, acting chief patrol agent with the Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector.
‘Most sophisticated tunnel’: U.S officials discover tunnel at Mexico border pic.twitter.com/N1ecxmkd5c— Reuters (@Reuters) August 7, 2020
Special agents with ICE #HSI discovered an unfinished cross-border tunnel Tuesday after several days excavating the sandy Sonoran desert terrain outside of Yuma, Arizona. The discovery is a result of an ongoing HSI-led multi-agency investigation. https://t.co/Ny5d3v5E2L pic.twitter.com/7R717UQknu— ICE (@ICEgov) August 7, 2020
Preliminary photos reveal the man-passable passageway measures 3 ft wide & 4 ft high & is equipped w/a fully developed ventilation system, water lines, electrical wiring, rail system, extensive reinforcement & shoring, commonly used in sophisticated subterranean tunnels. pic.twitter.com/QuSl5PKuoa— ICE (@ICEgov) August 7, 2020
#BORDERTUNNEL: Live from the scene of where @DHSgov in collaboration with @BorderPatrolHQ discovered an unfinished cross-border tunnel that started in Mexico. MORE: https://t.co/op9CzDcuiR pic.twitter.com/ao7lmbkiRW— Christián Galeno TV (@chrisgalenotv) August 7, 2020
HSI discovered a cross-border tunnel on Tuesday after days of excavating the desert outside of Yuma.— Mac Colson (@MacColsonTV) August 7, 2020
“This appears to be the most sophisticated tunnel in U.S. history, and certainly the most
sophisticated I’ve seen in my career,” -Yuma sector acting chief patrol agent pic.twitter.com/7SrYIr4MXS