Posted at: 10/31/2013 2:15 PM
Federal Authorities Recover 8 Tons of Marijuana in Tunnel
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SAN DIEGO (AP) - U.S. authorities say a tunnel that was designed to smuggle drugs from Tijuana, Mexico, to San Diego is equipped with electricity, ventilation and a rail system.
U.S. immigration and Customs Enforcement said today that authorities seized more than 8 tons of marijuana and 325 pounds of cocaine in connection with the discovery.
Three suspects are in custody. More than 75 drug tunnels have been found on the U.S.-Mexico border since 2008, many of them crudely built and incomplete.
They are concentrated in California and Arizona.