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Tunnel in Tijuana Connects to San Diego

MEXICO / 12 NOV 2010 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN

BBC reports on the discovery of a tunnel connecting Mexico and the United States in the Tijuana area and the subsequent seizure of 25 tons of marijuana.

BBC reports on the discovery of a tunnel connecting Mexico and the United States in the Tijuana area and the subsequent seizure of 25 tons of marijuana. The tunnel was about four feet high and had ventilation, lighting and rails to move large amounts of drugs, authorities said. The report added that 75 tunnels have been found in the last four years in the area. The marijuana was a cartel-sized load, the authorities told the BBC. Last month, the Mexican military seized 134 tons of marijuana in the largest drug bust in Mexican history. The drugs were thought to belong to the Sinaloa Cartel, which is battling the Tijuana Cartel for control of this lucrative plaza, as drug routes are called. Sinaloa leader Joaquín Guzmán Loera, alias El Chapo, has been building tunnels for nearly 20 years and is considered one of the foremost experts on this smuggling method.

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