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. phil

    As long as we smoke cheap weed and are too lazy to do cheap labor, there will be weed and illegal's crawling through tunnels. It's much the same way with Israel's tunnels. How do you think gangsters the world over get their hands on Israeli made uzzi machine guns?

    November 26, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  2. Tommy

    To Trythetruth...

    Oh right Obama invented the blame game. How did we miss that? Blaming others is a completely NEW political tactic. Never existed before the Obama admin. Get a clue there and please do try the truth next time...

    November 26, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jon

    you guys that say marijuana is bad for you i would love to hear whats so bad about it...please dont use the kills brain cells cuz thats been misproven and dont use death cuz its never killed from an overdose? so my view is legalize it or make alchohol and tabacco illegal...hypocrites thats all we are

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

      It's bad for me if my pilot has been smoking it.

      November 26, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • @Jon

      You're right, America has become very hypocritical. So should we "right our wrongs" but continually to do wrong? I think grandfathering our past mistakes and moving forward is the better choice.

      November 26, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. Krozar

    No marijuana comes from Mexico. That's just pretend herb.

    November 26, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. me

    who wants to get on x box live and play some left for dead

    November 26, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. Pope Benedict

    I smoke marijuana and I believe everyone should.

    November 26, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  7. Goto Mexico

    It's high time to take the U.S. Army into Mexico to battle with the drug cartels! Even the Texas governor said it was time. But that is a foregone conclusion. Things are not getting any better and it may be because Mexico's armed forces may not be strong enough to do the job or the Mexican President does not wield enough power to order that done. At any rate, this is seriously affecting us as per this story. Therefore, it is time to send in our military to stay in the regions most affected and that includes Ciudad Juarez first and foremost. We can no longer just remain complacent with this country being our neighbor just to the South and the drug problem affecting virtually all Americans! Time to ACT Now! Go into Mexico and help get rid of the problem or regret it later on!

    November 26, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  8. daniel

    yeah like i said in an earlier post if they legalize weed they'll be limitations just like alcohol, don't drive high don't come to work high. Who ever posted about a surgeon getting high b4 surgery lol come on really? Think about what your saying

    November 26, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  9. Pope Benedict

    Pot helps me to communicate with God and helps others do the same.

    November 26, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  10. jojoe

    Mexican , and us armies , should team together , with about 25 to 35 thousandz troops , and clean out the drug ringz , kill or capture , what ever it takes , and give back Mexico to the people who lov there country , why keep letting it be over run , and then the US wouldnt be plauged by border wars , most coming from mexico , dont want trouble , just peace.

    November 26, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  11. Pope Benedict

    We have proudly formed a new scientific research organization.

    November 26, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  12. teaPARTYdemocrat

    I went to a pharmacy to buy a small OXYGEN tank like you see some people with breathing issues carry. I wanted it to help keep my fishing bait alive. I was told I would need a presciption because OXYGEN is a class A drug. In my frustation, I took in a deep breath and over dosed.

    November 26, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • PureOxygen

      Would kill your bait

      November 26, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  13. Pope Benedict

    World-class scientists here will conduct research proving the great benefits and safety of marijuana use. They will also show how its widespread use will help teenagers to become better students, better athletes, improve personal relationships, help create strong marriages and families.

    Politicians will enjoy marijuana's power to enhance mental focus, which will give any of them the persuasive power of Sarah Palin. Whatever the economic system, our scientists will show that marijauna users will be the most creative and hard working employees. Therefore, widespread pot smoking will have great benefits to the economy. Unemployment will drop significantly, tax revenue will increase, drug dependency will decrease, and black-market crime will decrease. Most importantly, the psychological benefits will increase membership in the Catholic Church.

    November 26, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  14. mark

    its so plain to see on here, that most of these comments have been posted by people that took d.a.r.e in school and figured they got the complete truth.
    ive held down a job ever since i was 14 with the longest unemployment i went through was 6 months so i could get settled at my school and yes i do smoke weed. and i will say there are ups and downs to smoking it. negitives include the following (this is just what i see wrong with it) slight decrease in lung volume, gives you the munchies ( this could be good or bad depending on what your using it for) ,and lack of motivation. and for the pro's the list is very long , but first and formost on that pro's list is the medical use's for it. thousands of cancer patiants could benifit from it. like somone else already said on here. please do some research on the drug before you condem it.

    November 26, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Research

      a drug that barely has any scientific research behind it...right.

      November 26, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Pope Benedict

      You should return to school and learn English. Be sure to stay off the weed while you're studying.

      November 26, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Cannabis does not make you less motivated in general. It simply shifts your focus from what SOME people think your focus should be to what YOU think your focus should be. That is a huge threat to government, religion, and retailers everywhere. THAT is why it is illegal - it's an antidote for the Kool-Aid.

      November 26, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thinking

      for yourself isn't a threat to any of the three power houses you mentioned. In fact, they're all hiring good self thinkers as we speak...

      November 26, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. yogi

    wow.....that is how all these illegal drugs get into the U.S. I say we might as well legalize "pot" and just tax it so that this way we get half the drug dealers off the streets

    November 26, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • While we're at it...

      legalize theivery, it will return a 100% drop of stealing! Though, the govt will lose some tax money, but hey, we save in the prison part of it!!!!

      November 26, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
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