October 31, 2013
Tijuana Municipal Police and Mexican Army discovered a new functioning drug tunnel on the border of Tijuana and San Diego. Apparently tons of drugs were found inside, according to official sources. At the moment, the operation, headed by Secretary of Public Safety of Tijuana, Jesus Alberto Capela Ibarra, and military leaders, indicate the location has been secured and they are in the process of determining the amount of drugs on site. According to the consulted sources by Efe, there could be 10 tons of drugs inside.
So far there are no reports of detainees.
This new tunnel is near the Tijuana International Airport and was found in a warehouse. It has rails for moving drugs on carts. The hole in about 6 or seven feet in diameter with a metal ladder to get to the interior. The new tunnel is located just a few meters from the location where the first tunnel was discovered going between Tijuana and SanDiego in 1992. No new data yet. We’ll update with more information as it becomes available.