#TucsonSector Border Patrol agents with the cooperation of Mexican Federal Police located an illicit cross-border tunnel on the west side of Nogales on Wednesday. This is the 124th tunnel discovered by Border Patrol since 1990. @PoliciaFedMx details: https://t.co/tq8GVRatft pic.twitter.com/2dvFHIOX2n
— CBP Arizona (@CBPArizona) December 5, 2019
TUCSON – On Wednesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican Federal Police discovered an incomplete cross-border tunnel running underneath the streets of Nogales.
U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican Federal Police discovered an incomplete cross-border tunnel running underneath the streets of Nogales. The tunnel was found during a routine, bi-national tunnel sweep of the stormwater drainage system that serves both sides of the border.
The tunnel’s entrance was concealed in the floor of an existing drainage system with a pile of dirt and capped with a Styrofoam and concrete mixture. At its entrance, the tunnel was approximately three feet wide and over four feet tall. It was located 10 feet underground and extended 20 feet into the United States.
U.S. Border Patrol and Mexican authorities will continue to monitor and inspect the incomplete tunnel until it is properly secured and remediated with concrete filler. This is the 124th tunnel discovered in the Tucson Sector since 1990.