SAN LUIS, Ariz. – The start of a drug tunnel or a possible stash place for narcotics and weapons has been uncovered in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico.
The Yuma Sun reports Mexican soldiers and police made the discovery Saturday near southwest Arizona. Mexico's Defense Ministry says the vertical shaft measures about 15 feet in depth and a little more than 6 feet in width.
The shaft was dug inside an empty home about 220 yards from the border with the United States.
The tunnel's walls are lined with concrete for about 7 feet, with the remaining portion fortified by sheet metal.
If intended as a tunnel, it would be at least the second one uncovered in San Luis Rio Colorado this year.