US authorities have found a cross-border drug smuggling tunnel in California

The tunnel was discovered on Friday near San Diego’s Otay Mesa border

Authorities have found a cross-border drug smuggling tunnel that was outfitted with a rail system and electricity in a $25 million narcotics bust.

The sophisticated pathway is about six football fields long and runs from Tijuana in Mexico to San Diego, California.

US authorities have found a cross-border drug smuggling tunnel in California
It is one-third of a mile long and about six stories deep
As part of the investigation, police seized $25million worth of drugs

It’s a one-third-of-a-mile tunnel, four feet in diameter and six stories deep.

Police say that the tunnel was found on Friday near San Diego’s Otay Mesa border, an area where more than a dozen other sophisticated tunnels have been discovered.

They confiscated 1,762 pounds of cocaine, 165 pounds of meth and 3.5 pounds of heroin during the investigation.

In addition, six California residents between the ages of 31 and 55 were charged in connection with that crime.

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The tunnel came out in a nondescript warehouse called “Amistad Park.”

It’s not clear how long the drug smuggling operation was operating or how many drugs got through it.

Police located the drugs after they conducted surveillance of a home in which they believed drugs were being stored and making traffic stops of vehicles that had been there or at a warehouse near the border, where they found boxes filled with cocaine.

Federal prosecutors said the officers found no other drugs at the property, but a tunnel opening carved into the cement floor.

More than a dozen other sophisticated tunnels have been found in the area
It's not clear how long it had been operating or how many drugs got through it

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