October 31st, 2013
03:28 AM ET

'Highly sophisticated' drug tunnel found

Investigators have shut down a newly-completed, "highly sophisticated" drug tunnel running under the border between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.

It hasn't been utilized," ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice said late Wednesday. "We were able to shutter it before it was utilized to bring drugs into the interior."

The discovery was made by the San Diego Tunnel Task Force, which includes members of ICE, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The investigation is ongoing, according to Kice.


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  1. chrissy

    Highly sophisticated huh? Couldn't be very sophisticated if it was discovered by all these task forces before it was utilized even once now could it? Lol

    October 31, 2013 at 3:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Juan Jiminez

      And now we got WithHolder silencing witnesses involved in the Benghazi incident. Wow. These guys will go to greater lengths than the people on here to protect obomba. Amazing!

      October 31, 2013 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      The House Intelligence Committee said they knew. The leader of the committee, Mike Rogers [R-MI], said they KNEW. In fact, he said that they clearly are not violating your rights if you don't know about them.

      October 31, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Testifying to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Leon Panetta said the president told them
      to “do whatever you need to do to be able to protect our people there."
      In other words,
      the President gave the Pentagon "carte blanche" to take whatever action was necessary,
      and, in essence, his orders were countermanded.

      October 31, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Juan Jiminez

      "The White House is exerting massive pressure on the industry, including the trade associations, to keep quiet,". That's cnns own article. Tea anyone?

      October 31, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Said by Bob Laszewski, who heads a consulting firm for big insurance companies, did talk on the record. (he's a lobbyist.)
      "The White House is exerting massive pressure on the industry, including the trade associations, to keep quiet," he said. Laszewski has been a vocal critic of health care reform for two decades.
      Same article.

      October 31, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      In other words, he stated an opinion, without any direct knowledge. Typical. Say no to poison tea.

      October 31, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    I wonder how long it will be before this "sophisticated" tunnel story is used to justify the actions of the US spy task force known by americans as NSA?

    October 31, 2013 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Juan Jiminez

      What's funny is that the day before Merkel found out her phone was bugged we had an admin official over there straight faced telling her that no spying was happening. The very next day. BAM. We been tapping her own personal cell phone. Does the Whitehouse deceive much? IDE say yes

      October 31, 2013 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    In fact, i wouldn't be at all surprised if this "newly completed tunnel" was created by the US to convince the citizens of the US of the need for the NSA. This is the SOP of our government to make us believe these different depts are in our best interest. And that its beneficial to us that billions of our tax dollars be used on these things! If nothing else we are certainly a gullible nation!

    October 31, 2013 at 4:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Juan Jiminez

      I'm pleased to see a bit of rational and on topic comments :). What's funny on this topic is that Obama had an official over there the very day before the Germany thing hit telling Merkel that we weren't spying on Germany when infact we had been oh and by the way chancellor we been tappin your personal cell for years! Thank you CNN for finally not sweeping these stories under the rug. It only took nearly six years but glad your aboard now.

      October 31, 2013 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Only a fool or a member of congress would be pleased with the mess this country is in!

    October 31, 2013 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  5. Juan Jiminez

    Man. Had the most amazing breakfast. I had lame duck. Plenty of left overs to last more than three years. Rupert bring the pizza. We will have a feast. LMAO!

    October 31, 2013 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Lol @ JR, Workin hard are ya?

    October 31, 2013 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  7. Juan Jiminez

    This isn't jr go ssip queen. No matter tho. I don't know you. Never will. Would you like to join me for some lame duck soup later tho? Lots n lots of left overs!

    October 31, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    lol@chrissy.A gem, your 11:17 am.

    October 31, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    To pin this spook program solely on Pr.Obama is foolish. This has been in place much before his time.
    That NSA has been running amok adding to myriad woes facing this nation is no longer a moot point. Of course as @chrissy said, 'some' would be pleased.
    And those who would be pleased we can do without.

    October 31, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
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    October 31, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    To pin this spook program , which has been in place much before Pr.Obama, on him is rather foolish.
    However that SA is running amok adding to the myriad woes facing this country is no longer moot.

    October 31, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I have a new phone and can now read others' comments for the first time in months. Hello.

    October 31, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Welcome bqck, JIF. I'm glad you can now interact.

      October 31, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Lol ty @ saywhat. I was only speaking the truth.

    October 31, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Well hello to you also @ Joey! And welcome back!

    October 31, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      OK. Chrissy is sell speaking to me. Thanks.Thanksgiving

      October 31, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    So @ banasy, are you talking about trollio's post on Benghazi? And it was the Pentagon thats responsible for those deaths!

    October 31, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Yes, I answered to "JJ", Chrissy. I have seen such a witch hunt; I have to wonder at the lack of curiosity at all the other attacks made throughout the years.

      October 31, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Yes, chrissy, I was answering "JJ". I have to wonder at the distinct lack of curiosity at all of the other embassy attacks over the years. How much more of taxpayer money will be spent on the repeated inquiries, whose results will never be accepted?

      October 31, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Yes, I was talking to Juan, chrissy. I have to wonder where all of their curiosity was when other embassies were attacked. Non-existant. Although, to be fair, that happened under a POTUS that had an (R) behind his name. Compassionate conservatism at its finest.

      October 31, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Yes, chrissy. Cnn won't let me further elaborate, as usual.

      October 31, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
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