ICE Agents Find Two Border Drug Tunnels With Rail Systems

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Just as Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in San Diego shut the door on their latest drug-smuggling tunnel case, another one opened up.


ICE agents uncover one of two tunnels on the U.S. side of the border with Mexico this week. (Credit: Immigration and Customs Enforcement / April 1, 2014)

On Wednesday, ICE officials arrested a 73-year-old Chula Vista woman on suspicion of overseeing the operation of an underground tunnel leading under the border to an Otay Mesa industrial park in San Diego.

On Thursday, they found a second tunnel, which is one longer and more sophisticated than the first.

The busts “eliminated a multi-million dollar drug smuggling venture and have reduced it to nothing more than a colossal waste of money on the part of the drug cartels,” said William Sherman, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s  San Diego special agent in charge, in a statement.

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