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Longest smuggling tunnel found under U.S.-Mexico border

Christian Fernsby |
Customs officials in the U.S. say they have discovered the longest smuggling tunnel ever found on the border with Mexico.

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Topics: TUNNEL    U.S.    MEXICO    BORDER   

The tunnel, stretching more than 1km, ran from an industrial estate in Tijuana to the San Diego area in California.

Officials say the tunnel, which was discovered in August, had been used to smuggle drugs from Mexico into the lucrative US market.

The tunnel was up to 165cm high and 60cm wide, easily big enough for a person to move through.

It includes an extensive rail cart system, forced air ventilation, high voltage electrical cables and panels, a lift at the tunnel entrance, and a complex drainage system.

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