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Cartels continue to build cross-border tunnels to smuggle drugs


Last updated 1/18/2020 at 12:11am

Border Patrol agents discover a cross-border tunnel in Nogales, Arizona, Dec. 8. The Epoch Times/Customs and Border Patrol photo

Charlotte Cuthbertson

The Epoch Times

Sharing a stormwater drainage system with Nogales, Mexico, means that Nogales, Arizona, is a popular spot for cartels to push their contraband across the U.S. border undetected. The southern Nogales has about six times the population of its U.S. namesake, and the city pushes right up against the border fence.

Recently, two tunnels were discovered in Nogales, bringing the Tucson-sector tunnel count to 125 found since 1990. In early December, the first of the two tunnels was discovered when U.S. Border Patrol and Mexican Federal Police collaborated fo...

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