Smug­gling tun­nel found near bor­der

Austin American-Statesman - - THE SECOND FRONT -

Mex­i­can au­thor­i­ties have dis­cov­ered a so­phis­ti­cated smug­gling tun­nel equipped with elec­tric­ity and ven­ti­la­tion not far from the No­gales port of en­try into Ari­zona, U.S. and Mex­i­can of­fi­cials said Fri­day. The Mex­i­can army said the tun­nel was found Thurs­day af­ter au­thor­i­ties re­ceived an anony­mous call in the bor­der city of No­gales, Sonora, south of Ari­zona. U.S. law en­force­ment of­fi­cials con­firmed that the Mex­i­can mil­i­tary had dis­cov­ered the foot­ball field-long tun­nel with elab­o­rate elec­tric­ity and ven­ti­la­tion sys­tems. A U.S. Bor­der Pa­trol spokesman said the tun­nel did not cross into the U.S. It was un­clear whether of­fi­cials made any ar­rests.

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