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Drug tunnel discovered

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Authorities have shut down the longest drug-smuggling tunnel ever discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border. The 2,400-foot tunnel connected an area near the Tijuana airport with a San Diego warehouse rented by a produce distributor and allegedly used as a front. Investigators believe it took 18 months to build the tunnel, which descends as deep as 80 feet underground. “It’s a complete engineering feat,” said Frank Marwood, a high-ranking customs agent. After all the work, the tunnel had only been in use since November. When drug agents raided it last week, they found two tons of marijuana inside.

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