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. daniel

    that give pot smokers that can hold a job a bad name*

    November 26, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. DEMwits

    This is no longer a cute joke when the cartels start smuggling Islamic extremists and explosives through these tunnels.

    November 26, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  3. daniel

    i don't believe that believe that for a second that if weed is legalized alcohol sales will go down. I just don't see that happening, people that smoke smoke people that drink drink at there are people that do both, legalizing isn't going to change that

    November 26, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  4. MissThang

    Just think of all the jobs, farms, and tax revenue legalization would create!

    November 26, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  5. abc 123

    When is the U.S. going to declare the drug cartels out of Mexico terrorists? While our citizens are being patted down and stripped searched in the name of safety be our arilines; our southern borders are being overrun by drug cartel (terrorists)!

    November 26, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ballsack

    Incredible to think of the amount that is getting through. If they find 30 ton in just 1 bust, how much is getting by on a daily basis. And where is the war on terror? How can we feel safe, the terrorists are not stupid I'm sure we are headed for a lot worse than just an endless amount of drugs coming through these tunnels if it has not come through already.

    November 26, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  7. CaptainObvious

    Some of you people are so dumb. Legalizing weed would almost immediately eliminate any marijuana coming across our borders. Then the government could destroy all (or most) the poppy fields in Asia, along with all (or most) of the cocaine plantations in South America. Then drug enforcement efforts could move to the synthetic drug markets. It would cripple the cartels in my opinion. Why is the government not doing this? They are either too stupid or too corrupt. Maybe they are afraid of solving the problems because they like playing the cat and mouse game at the expense of your children. We give billions of dollars to Colombia only to see cocaine production increase. I think the government likes the game the way it's being played now. You can't be a cowboy if you have no natives to chase. They will NEVER fix anything so quit whining you sheep.

    November 26, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  8. The truth

    The potheads on here will say anything to try and get the weed that controls them, are you such clowns that you will let something like that control your lives? Wake up! Go out and enjoy life without numbing yourself down, there is much to like without living in a haze of stupidity.

    November 26, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. donald lehmkuhl

    i live in mine country and we have machines that colapse mines i think they should just drive the slowy by the boarder and collapse them all in one shot

    November 26, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  10. chicagoK

    Arizona needs to sue California for permitting illegal drugs into the US! Go after the politicians individually and charge them with conspiracy in murder.

    November 26, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  11. DragonPuppetMaster

    I will never stop pulling the wool over your eyes! I will hurt your children and be the one to save them. You will know nothing because you're so dumb. I control your governments and the criminals. Why do you think nothing gets solved? I don't want the problems solved.

    November 26, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  12. LChapman

    I have not smoked marijuana, but it seems most others have, or do? Who am I to tell someone else what to do? "Smoke'em if you've got'em", I guess? Tax it, and let it go............

    November 26, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  13. bob

    I dont smoke pot, but i do think it should b legal & taxed. If u look @ the facts, Holland has legal pot & their youth experiments with far less more dangerous drugs than the U.S. It should be regulated & taxed, just like alcohol & tobacco. Dont u people know people r going 2 do what they r told not to? Legalizing weed wont stop tunnels tho, these tunnel r also used 4 smuggling weapons and people. WAKE UP AMERICA. Time to bring troops home & send support to the Mexican govt. O, wait, thats right, the cia & dea dont really want to stop drug cartels bcuz they r n bed w/them.

    November 26, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  14. phil

    Simply making weed legal would only increase illegal imports. How so? The legal American weed would be more expensive than the cheap import weed. It works much the same way with expensive legal American labor vs. inexpensive illegal Mexican imported labor.

    November 26, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  15. trinh

    Mexican government does not know how to run the country then Mexico should be merged with USA.

    November 26, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • WellInformed

      you havent been outside have you?.. we ARE merged, involuntarily

      November 26, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
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