Mexican Army Finds Tijuana Drug Tunnel to US - NBC 7 San Diego

Mexican Army Finds Tijuana Drug Tunnel to US



    The Mexican army says it has uncovered an incomplete drug tunnel with lights and ventilation that stretches from the border city of Tijuana 100 meters (110 yards) into the United States.

    Mexican army Gen. Alfonso Duarte says the tunnel is about 328 yards (300 meters) long and 6 feet (1.8 meters) in height. The entrance is hidden in a house under construction and the exit has not been dug.

    Duarte said Friday that nine men and a woman have been arrested and accused of being responsible for the tunnel's construction. He said the house included an altar to "Santa Muerte," a skeletal icon adored by some drug traffickers.

    Last November, authorities in Tijuana, which is south of San Diego, Calif., found between 25 and 30 tons of marijuana in a 600-meter tunnel.