SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities say they seized tons of marijuana in connection with a cross-border tunnel that was equipped with a rail car — the second discovery of a major underground drug passage in San Diego this month.

Authorities Seize Tons Of Pot In Cross-Border Tunnel: KNX 1070’s Tom Reopelle reports.

Mike Unzueta of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the passage ran 2,200 feet from a home’s kitchen in Tijuana, Mexico, to two warehouses in San Diego.

Unzueta says the tunnel is believed to be the work of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel.

Two people were arrested in the United States and five in Mexico. Authorities seized nearly 14 tons of marijuana at a nearby Border Patrol checkpoint Thursday. An undetermined amount of pot was found inside the tunnel in the U.S. and in Mexico.

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Comments (23)
  1. Thomas Bleming says:

    It’s quite evident, from all these underground tunnels, that the gangsta’s are not only very smart, but also very much able to undermine our border fence (which was never really going to keep no one from coming across into the states), and in doing so have upped the ante, I might say, in the ongoing drug war, going on inside Mexico as well as within the United States.

  2. Bruce Robert Montague says:

    The truth is, “we are being invaded by foreigners” probably pupils associated with The Red Communist Military who push their way through the world, invading!

  3. Bruce Robert Montague says:

    I beleive that drugs are not the only items coming through those illegal tunnels. Foriegn troops, Military assault weapons, VietCong Soviets, Asians, Middle Easterns, and Central Americans are coming through too.

  4. Bruce Robert Montague says:

    Face it now! Look around at who else is about in public! These people are not anybody that I grew up with. They are not from around here! They have been coming into our Country illegally and through those tunnels. Beleive it!

  5. kabster says:

    All these tunnels, illegal aliens just walk over the boarder. How can people be complacent at any airport screening? My view of the future of this country is waning. We cant secure our boarders but we grope search people that are innocent and their only crime is buying an airline ticket ?
    Wake up sheeple.
    Look up who Michael Chertoff is and what role he has played in taking away your unalienable rights.

  6. Thomas Bleming says:

    Mr. Montague,
    You are mostly correct in what you have stated. The ones from behind the scenes, who are running the show, have it all planned out, to literally destroy this once great nation and they have succeeded (so far) in their agenda.

    The average American is totally dumbed down, when it comes to understanding anything about this country’s history or for that matter anything concerning any part of the history of other nations.

    Look around you, and observe the way that they are easily led into believing anything which is cranked out by their own government propaganda ,and then many are totally in denial what affect the illicit drugs have on the population in the United States.

    If we had any one with balls in charge, we would send down some of our highly skilled assassins, such as SPEC OPS people as well as paid mercenaries (there are a lot of former combat vets that are now unemployed), to go into Mexico (don’t forget that the American military
    has within its ranks thousands of Hispanic’s, who are not only flunt in Spanish but also know how to
    blend in, in such countries as Mexico, to gather intelligence as to the whereabouts of these cartels, then send in the hit men to eliminate them.

    This is the only way to go after these people, without getting a lot of innocent people killed.

    However, without a government, who is willing to proceed with such an action, then this situation is only going to get much more worse, then by that time the bad guys will have won.

    As I said earlier, unfortunately, it’s all been planned out to be that way.

  7. Teufel Wolf says:

    This is why the Mexican President lobbied so strongly against Prop 19 in California. Legalized Marijuana is bad for the cartels and the Mexican Govt (same thing).

    1. AMG says:

      Exactly!
      The Government is run by the cartels now. Their idiot president does nothing by blame “American consumption”. Right. That guy knows that once pot is legalized, it will no longer be their cash cow.
      Too bad the lobbyists for the big pharmaceuticals have the money to keep people under the impression that Marijuana is the devil. People should really think outside of the box and educate themselves a little more.
      Legalizing it wouldn’t mean people would go out in hordes trying to get high. Quite frankly I don’t see marijuana being any worse than alcohol or tobacco.
      I’m tired of the “it’s for your own good” b.s. if anyone was really worried about people’s wellbeing, then tobacco and alcohol would be illegal as well. Wouldn’t it?
      As I’ve said before. I’m no pot smoker.. but wouldn’t it make more sense for those who use it to pay to have it grown at home as opposed to giving their money to a criminal organization so they can build more tunnels and smuggle who knows what else through?

  8. Joe from HB says:

    remind me again why we didn’t legalize pot?

    1. AMG says:

      because the obsecene amount of money pharmaceutical companies pay to keep it illegal speaks louder than common sense.

  9. Anthony Giovanetti says:

    WOW AMAZING VERY,VERY HIGH TECH THESE CARTEL’S EXTREME DETERMINATION JUST BLOW MY MIND.

  10. Anthony Giovanetti says:

    YES I AGREE W/ BRUCE ROBERT TOTALY 100% IT MAKES ME ILL WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT TO MUCH.

  11. AY from OC says:

    Mr. Montague,

    You are right, but what are the elected officials of the State of California doing and the Congress? They are busy protecting the illegal aliens while the Mexican Cartels are busy drilling the tunnels.

    NOW WHAT , the elected officials are still busy defending the rights of illegal aliens , while drugs are being smuggled thru those tunnels. May we request those elected officials to please wake up. You are in that position for reasons, TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR STATE and YOUR COUNTRY.

  12. MJH says:

    LAST COUNT 14 MILLION FELONS THAT CAN OR CANT GET JOBS AND 2 MILLION IN JAILS OR PRISONS AND WHAT 75 BILLION DOLLARS LATER AND HOW ARE WE WINNING THE WAR ON DRUGS ?????? TAXPAYING FOOLS GET REAL