November 3rd, 2010
10:35 PM ET

Authorities discover 30 tons of marijuana, border tunnel

U.S. authorities have discovered about 30 tons of marijuana that were part of a smuggling operation using a tunnel under the California-Mexico border, officials said Wednesday.

The 600-yard tunnel - which features a rail system, lighting and ventilation - connects a warehouse in Tijuana with one in the Otay Mesa industrial area of San Diego, said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Lauren Mack.

About 26 tons of marijuana had been transported through the tunnel to San Diego, and 10 of those tons were intercepted Tuesday by authorities as a tractor trailer was transporting the load from the Otay Mesa warehouse, officials said. About five tons were found by the Mexican military inside the Tijuana warehouse and the tunnel, officials said.


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  1. Cru

    Congratulations California, there's plenty more where that came from, and their prices will stay nice and high, siphoning our cash into black markets while simultaneously missing out on tax revenue. My hat's off to you.

    November 4, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. John "Q"

    Oh! Good thing they're not terrorists.....LOL

    They won't let the muslims use their tunnels. It would ruin their business. ......LMAO

    November 4, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
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