Tunnel Discovered Near San Diego-Mexico Border, DHS Says

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A fence runs along the US-Mexico border between the Otay Mesa and San Ysidro ports of entry in and near San Diego, California, across from Tijuana, Mexico (L). (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

A fence runs along the US-Mexico border between the Otay Mesa and San Ysidro ports of entry in and near San Diego, California, across from Tijuana, Mexico (L). (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Authorities are investigating after uncovering a tunnel in Mexico near the California border in San Diego County, the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday.

“At this time, U.S. authorities are aware of a tunnel discovered by Mexican law enforcement officials near the Otay Mesa border,” a statement from DHS said.

It was not immediately known if the tunnel crossed into the United States, KTLA sister station KSWB in San Diego reported.

No additional information was immediately released.

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