ICE announced that they seized almost $30 Million in drugs from a 2,000-foot tunnel located under the US-Mexico Border.
U.S. federal agents seized a massive amount of narcotics after uncovering a cross-border tunnel that spanned between San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico.
The San Diego Tunnel Task Force on March 19 discovered a sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnel, and in the process nabbed five different drugs that totaled nearly $30 million dollars, according to a press release by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The discovery was the result of an ongoing investigation that involved several different federal agencies.
After agents on the San Diego Tunnel Task Force accumulated information about a transnational criminal organization believed to pushing drugs into the United States via an underground tunnel, a U.S. federal judge obtained a search warrant for a warehouse in the Otay Mesa community of San Diego.
Execution of the warrant resulted in discovery of the tunnel’s exit point. Agents seized 1,300 pounds of cocaine, 3,000 pounds of marijuana, 86 pounds of methamphetamine, 17 pounds of heroine, and over two pounds of fentanyl — a street value estimated to be $29.6 million.
It was the first time in San Diego’s history where five different types of drugs were seized inside a single tunnel.
“If cartels keep spending millions of dollars building tunnels, we will keep finding and filling them,” U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer said in a statement released Tuesday. “This time, we seized a jaw-dropping $30 million worth of dangerous drugs that aren’t going to reach the streets.”
It is insane what our Border Agents are up against. This shows us just how much of an enemy our Border Agents are facing. They aren’t just dealing with refugees or unaccompanied minors. They are dealing with a vast criminal enterprise that makes Americans and Mexicans less safe.
It is stories like these that really show you how broken our system is. Our elected officials have left our Border Patrol to fend for themselves with no support.
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