Elon Musk might just locate some people in San Diego who would like to share his desire for in-ground tunnels. According to the BBC, the area has discovered a 1,744-foot (531-m) passage between a warehouse in San Diego and the Tijuana province in Mexico.
Although we consider that Musk''s intention of building tunnels in cities is primarily for decongesting the roads and then requiring the adoption of his electric automobiles, we believe that Musk might enjoy the ingenuity of those who non-constructed a tunnel over an international border, but also equipped it with a rail track, electricity, and ventilation systems.
How was the tunnel found?
According to the federal complaint published on the Department of Justice''s website, two women from the house drove to a tool and equipment store and purchased wheel carts that are commonly used to carry heavy goods.
Prior to this, the women had picked up some large cardboard boxes from the dumpster of the store and then went to Walmart to buy extra cardboard boxes. All of these boxes were transferred into the residence within an hour. About an hour later, one of the women drove up to a warehouse located around 300 feet (91-m) from the Mexican Border fence in the United States and maintained the location for over two hours.
After arriving at the house, she returned to the house, but within the hours that followed, over five automobiles drove to the house, the warehouse, or two, and when law enforcement agencies stopped them, the owners were discovered to be in possession of drugs.
Not the first tunnel
Agents for Homeland Security then searched the warehouse and discovered the advanced tunnel system hidden on the cement floor. The four-foot (1-m) wide tunnel was also dug up to a depth of 61-foot (18-m).
Tunnels in California have been extensively used to transport drugs across the border. In 1993, 90 such passages have been discovered in the United States, with the last tunnel being discovered in 2020. It was also the longest tunnel ever found.
One can only imagine the sheer amount of drugs that would have been transported through such a large tunnel. On the same occasion when the perpetrators were caught, law enforcement agencies confiscated 1,762 pounds (800 kg) of cocaine, 164 pounds (74.3 kg) ofmethamphetamine, and 3.5 pounds (1.5 kg) of heroin, according to the complaint.
Six people between the ages of 31 and 55 have been arrested so far with three felony counts. If found guilty, these individuals may evict a minimum sentence of 10 years, while the maximum sentence is life in prison. The charges include a fine of a million dollars.