More drug tunnels from Mexico discovered in San Diego

A small fence separates densely populated Tiju...Image via Wikipedia
LA Times:

Federal authorities have unearthed another cross-border tunnel in a San Diego warehouse district, the second major tunnel discovery and multi-ton seizure of marijuana believed to be from Mexico's most powerful drug cartel in a month.

The tunnel, which started in a residence in Tijuana, stretched nearly half a mile and split into two passageways, with the branches emerging at separate warehouses nearly 800 feet apart.

The tunnel was within a block of a subterranean passage found three weeks ago, where authorities seized more than 25 tons of marijuana, the second-largest marijuana seizure in U.S. history.

With Thursday's haul of 20 more tons, authorities said they had dealt a significant double blow to Mexican organized crime groups. The amount seized was the equivalent of about 17 million marijuana joints, said Ralph Partridge, the special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration office in San Diego.

The pot is believed to be from the Sinaloa cartel looking to distribute it up the I-5 corridor. The Mexican army followed the tunnels back to a kitchen in a house in Tijuana where six people were arrested. It is a pretty big loss of inventory for the cartel.
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