Huge Drug Tunnel Found Near Yuma, Arizona
|DEA agents found a drug tunnel in a one-story building in San Luis, Arizona, near Yuma, July 7, 2012. (DEA)|
Authorities in Arizona have discovered a lighted, ventilated cross-border drug smuggling tunnel more than two football fields long and possibly linked to the Sinaloa drug cartel just steps from an official border-crossing checkpoint between Mexico and the U.S.
Drug Enforcement Administration agents had been monitoring the building on the U.S. side since January, after seeing what they considered suspicious activity "that indicated the site was being used as a potential stash location," said the DEA in a statement. On July 6, local law enforcement stopped a pick-up truck carrying 39 pounds of methamphetamine, and then traced the vehicle back to the San Luis building.
|DEA agents found a drug tunnel in a 1-story building in San Luis, Arizona, July 7, 2012.|
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