November 26th, 2010
02:36 AM ET

Federal agents find another border drug tunnel

U.S. authorities say they have discovered another extensive drug tunnel that stretches from a home in Tijuana, Mexico, to San Diego, California.

The half-mile tunnel, discovered Thursday morning in a warehouse in the Otay Mesa area of San Diego, is close to a similar one federal agents found earlier this month, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said.

In that case, authorities seized about 30 tons of marijuana in what federal agents say is one of the largest marijuana seizures in U.S. history.

Agents have made several arrests in connection with Thursday's tunnel discovery, said Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for the customs agency.

Federal agents with the San Diego Tunnel Task Force also seized an undetermined amount of marijuana from a tractor-trailer in the area and have found more of the drug in the tunnel, Kice said.

Authorities said they will release more details about the incident at a news conference Friday afternoon.


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  1. Kenno

    I know it sounds harmless, but Poison Ivy is an all natural plant as well... opium is all natural too. Grow up. Just because it grows out of the ground doesn't make it good for you.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. Gramp

    Ashley, come back and read your post when you're not stoned.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      I dunno Gramp. There are an incredible number of illiterate commenters, here and on every CNN story. And many of them are anti-drugs. Ashley may be high, but I wouldn't jump to that conclusion. To paraphrase George Carlin, think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of all people are even more stupid. No drugs required. On the other hand, the several pounds of cannabis I've smoked over the years didn't keep me from learning to write properly, getting a masters degree, remaining employed through the last five recessions, or making a logical, coherent argument. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

      November 26, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. Matt

    30 tons? You know some people are gonna get killed for their shipment being seized.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
    • joenyc

      They were dead before the story hit the airwaves / internet.

      November 26, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    Legalize drugs? Ha! I'm lol.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      How do you do, LOL? I'm ROFL. Glad to meet you.

      November 26, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  5. Uncle Zeus

    OK, lets put in an underground fence.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Just what we need - our own iron curtain.

      November 26, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  6. Numbaoneballa

    Prohibition never has worked, and never will. Read a history book you morons.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
    • btldriver

      The prohibition in the History books covered stuff that was legal then criminalized then made legal again, not the same.

      November 26, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      btldriver: Cannabis WAS legal. (Abraham Lincoln smoked it in the White House.) Cannabis IS illegal, and if justice prevails it WILL BE legal again. Exactly what point are you trying to make?

      November 26, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. brittney

    You're worried about a little ghanga. Wait wat about the f'n mexicans that are bringing the weed man. Are they going back to mexico once their done!! NO. They brought 15 other family members with them. Set up shop. And take our jobs and feed off the system. Put the weed down for a moment they're are bigger problems with this other than transporting some bud. Brittney BX

    November 26, 2010 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      In your own illiterate, logic-challenged way, you have a point. The immigration problem isn't about cannabis. It's about the simple fact that we have more wealth than we deserve, and we don't want brown people to take any of it from us.

      November 26, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ira (sisi) fox


    November 26, 2010 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Not me. I smoke it to get high. I like getting high. There is nothing wrong or immoral about getting high. And you're not helping.

      November 26, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brianc

      Were you high when you wrote that?

      November 26, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. kit

    brittney you are a brainless waste of oxygen. The cartel members are very wealthy and have absolutely no interest in coming to the US because they would never operate with the same freedom in the US. The US is their customer. Do you think they would trade their drug money for a 7.50/hour miserable job at McDonald's? Please. I think they are human garbage and belong in jail or worse, but your post relating the drug problem to illegal immigration is absolutely laughable. No go back and get your elementary school diploma before you post again.

    November 26, 2010 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  10. Frank

    Conservatives UNITE! End the drug war and recoup 10 trillion dollars. End the drug war and restore our freedoms. End the drug war and funell the money into jobs and education. If not then you are not a true conservative.

    November 26, 2010 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  11. Frank

    lol I had no idea poison ivy, nightshade and hemlock were illegal? What a stupid argument!

    November 26, 2010 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  12. brittney

    Hey frank. Your probably a middle aged a*hole with lil man syndrome so watch ur mouth buddy

    November 26, 2010 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  13. Bob

    Legalize pot and surrender to the drug cartels? Never. Only pot smokers are in favor of that.

    November 26, 2010 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Ravenna

      I'm just curious, and would like a breakdown of how, in your view, it is surrender? It sounds like a loaded statement and am interested in what facts back this up?

      November 26, 2010 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Because we spent the last 3-4 decades trying to keep people off illegal drugs by fighting them at the sources and by legalizing them, we will be letting more people do drugs.

      November 26, 2010 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
    • mytoys666

      What's stupid and floats on the water ?.........

      November 26, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Ravenna

      So you believe in keeping pot illegal based on some moral grounds. Interesting. I hear Mr Mackey saying "Drugs are Bad. MKay?"

      November 26, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Hey Bob. Next to moralists such as yourself, know what other group is adamantly opposed to legalization? That's right - the drug cartels.

      November 26, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ravenna

    Yes I think we should legalize it and tax it highly, like cigs in NY. It would help, if not solve, the national debt.

    But it won't happen, people! Don't you see the organized crime at the tops of these operations–on both sides of the border–has politicians in their pockets? There is so much corruption and so many greedy people on the take that things will never change.:(

    November 26, 2010 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
    • greased palm sunday

      It got voted down in california, by a big margin. That doesn't have anything to do with politicians being corrupt. People need to be educated about cannibas.

      November 26, 2010 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Dohn Joe

      Prop 19 lost 54% to 46%. That is a very small margin. And if you don't think the negative political ads slandering the crop had any effect on the voters you're nuts.

      November 26, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  15. Bob

    Everyone who thinks pot should be legalized smokes it.

    November 26, 2010 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
    • greased palm sunday

      I think it should be legalized, and I don't smoke it.

      November 26, 2010 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
    • jim

      I Don't smoke but I think it's ridiculous that alcohol is totally legal and weed is not. It's need proven beyond question that the effects of alcohol are much more destruction than the natural plant that people use to relax.

      November 26, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Bob, nice uneducated blanket statement. I have never tried pot,but what we have been doing in the past is obviously not working. It is time to change tactics and legalize it.

      November 26, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • HireEm!

      I think it should be smoked, and I don't legalize it either!

      November 26, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Hey Bob. Next to moralists such as yourself, know what other group is adamantly opposed to legalization? That's right – the drug cartels.

      November 26, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
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