Mexican Authorities Find Smuggling Tunnel Equipped with Electricity Near Border

CBS Houston, December 28, 2012

Mexican authorities have discovered a sophisticated smuggling tunnel equipped with electricity and ventilation not far from the Nogales port of entry into Arizona, U.S. and Mexican officials said Friday.

The Mexican army said the tunnel was found Thursday after authorities received an anonymous call in the border city of Nogales, Sonora, south of Arizona. U.S. law enforcement officials confirmed that the Mexican military had discovered the football field-long tunnel with elaborate electricity and ventilation systems.

U.S. Border Patrol spokesman Victor Brabble said the tunnel did not cross into the U.S.


Inside the house, soldiers discovered a fake wall inside a storage closet under a staircase that led to a dark room with buckets and clothes. After lifting a drain cover in that room, soldiers found another staircase at the entrance of the tunnel that went 16 feet underground and measured a yard in diameter. Light bulbs lit the underground passage and pipes stretched across the 120-yard tunnel that Mexican army officials believe was built to smuggle drugs.


Sophisticated secret tunnels stretching across the international border have become increasingly common as drug cartels invent new ways to smuggle enormous loads of heroin, marijuana and other drugs into U.S.

More than 70 such tunnels have been found since October 2008, most of them concentrated along the border in California and Arizona. {snip}

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  • I was probably destined to cross under the border into Aztlan (formerly America) at some point.

  • You know what would be funny? I’d like to go to a Halloween store and buy a cheap devil suit. Doesn’t have to be fancy, because I’d be dealing with people with 60 IQ’s, but anyway, I’d hide at the end of the tunnel, just before it enters the USA side, and I’d jump in a yell, “El Diablo!! El Diablo! and then just watch them run all the way back to the jungle.. Ha ha. Hey speaking of mexicans, here is a funny video:

  • IstvanIN

    Now if they only worked that hard to fix Mexico.

    • bluffcreek1967

      Geez, isn’t that true?

  • Nicholai Hel

    America should also build tunnels there. Superhighway sewers to flood brown Mexico with our waste products, toxic chemicals and garbage. It will be a veritable banquet for those bereft Mexicans.

  • bigone4u

    Did they find Eric Holder in one of the tunnels auctioning off assault weapons?
    Seriously, I’ve read that the Mexican drug cartels are operating in 1200 USA cities. I don’t know if that is misinformation provided by the government to help justify the taking away of our civil liberties or whether it’s true. I know that the spread of the drug culture is evil. Mexico isn’t just mariachis and Taco Bell. It’s bribery, corruption, dictatorship, violence, ignorance, disease, filth, noise, and overpopulation.

    • shattered

      Here in California they keep Hispanic streetgangs on the payroll. Their wives have been caught entering illegally and birthing their children in U.S. hospitals so they have dual citizenship. The U.S. government does nothing. They could care less.

  • bluffcreek1967

    Those of us in the bankrupt State of California can testify how unbearable and rotten the Mexicans have made this place. They have invaded and infiltrated everything that once made sunny California the envy of the nation. Now, it’s just one big, rundown barrio with Mexican peasants all over the place. Driving through the once all white San Fernando Valley a few years ago, I literally didn’t see one white person for miles. But I saw a lot of shaved head ‘cholo’ gangsters, lots of short and pregnant Mexican women (geez, they’re ugly!) pushing baby strollers with four other kids right behind her, graffiti all about, cars parked on the lawns, every home had a steel-rod fence surrounding it, and Spanish advertisements as far as the eye can see. It was such a sad sight!

    The SFV used to be almost all white, clean, low crime rates, and well-kept properties. Traveling through the once upscale communities of Encino, Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills and Northridge, one really got a sense of what whites can accomplish, and how they always improve the very places they live and work. Now, all of these communities have a heavy Mexican population and influence – and it shows!

    How tragic that we whites literally gave away our beautiful communities to these people in the name of ‘diversity’ and ‘tolerance’ (not to mention immigration laws that our evil government refused to enforce)!

    • Diamond_Lil

      Did whites give up this state or was taken? Forces are in motion and Hollywood is a prime villain.

      • bluffcreek1967

        Maybe a little of both? I think Whites were duped by multiculturalism, and this weakened their defenses against the rising tide of Mexicans that began to surround them beginning about 40 years ago. Once they became the minority in the SFV, many of them just left the area and abandoned it to the brown invaders. They knew they were politically and socially powerless in stopping it. At least now, some whites are beginning to wake up, but 20 years ago, it was rare for whites in Southern California to openly express their racial consciousness. Most were simply too intimidated to say anything, although I’m sure many of them (like me) knew something wasn’t right about it.

      • Luca

        The forces are white, liberal, hypocritical, enablers. They are found in politics, academia and the Mainstream Media. Hollywood is top heavy with them and they are only out to make a buck. They would sell their mothers onscreen if it turned a good profit. They simultaneously enjoy watching the ignorant cattle fight among themselves while they bleed them dry.

  • Luca

    The most amazing point of this article is that the tunnel was found and reported from the Mexican side. I would have fully expected the Mexican Army to install a turnstile, sell comic books, backpacks and water bottles at the entrance.