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Sophisticated drug tunnels found in southwest

Two drug-smuggling tunnels outfitted with lighting and ventilation systems were discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border, the latest signs that cartels are building sophisticated passages to escape heightened surveillance on land.

 

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July 12, 2012: In this undated photo provided by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, shows the tunnel shaft entrance on the U.S. side of a 240-yard, complete and fully operational drug smuggling tunnel.
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July 12, 2012: In this undated photo provided by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, shows floor shaft entrance from a storage room that was a 240-yard, a complete and fully operational drug smuggling tunnel that ran from a small business in Arizona to an ice plant on the Mexico side of the border.
AP/DEA

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July 12, 2012: The entrance to a cross border illegal tunnel is lit by a lamp after it was found underneath a bathroom sink by the Mexican army inside a warehouse in Tijuana, Mexico.
AP/DEA

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July 12, 2012: This photo provided by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, shows a 240-yard, a complete and fully operational drug smuggling tunnel, from the U.S. side of the tunnel, that ran from a small business in Arizona to an ice plant on the Mexico side of the border.
AP/DEA

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July 12, 2012: A Mexican army soldier stands inside a warehouse used for recycling assorted materials where a cross border illegal tunnel was found underneath a bathroom sink by the Mexican army in Tijuana, Mexico.
AP/DEA

Sophisticated drug tunnels found in southwest

Two drug-smuggling tunnels outfitted with lighting and ventilation systems were discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border, the latest signs that cartels are building sophisticated passages to escape heightened surveillance on land.

 

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