A massive drug smuggling tunnel had tracks, electricity, and ventilation systems

A massive drug smuggling tunnel had tracks, electricity, and ventilation systems ...

Elon Musk might just find some people in San Diego to discuss his enthusiasm for underground tunnels. According to the BBC, a 1,744-foot (531-m) passage has been discovered between a warehouse in San Diego and the Tijuana district in Mexico.

While we recognize that Musk''s intentions of building tunnels in cities are primarily for decongesting the roads and then urging for his electric automobiles, we believe that Musk might enjoy the ingenuity of those who non only designed a tunnel across 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 used to carry heavy items.

Prior to this, the women had picked up some large cardboard boxes from the dumpster of the store and then went to Walmart to purchase additional cardboard boxes. All boxes were then returned to the residence within an hour. About an hour later, one of the women drove up to a warehouse near the Mexico Border border, which was roughly 300 feet wide.

Later, she returned to the house, but within the hours that followed, over five automobiles arrived at the house, the warehouse, or two, and when law enforcement agencies stopped them, owners were discovered to be in possession of drugs.

Not the first tunnel

Agents for the Homeland Security then searched the warehouse and discovered the intricate tunnel system found on the cement floor. The four-foot (1-m) wide tunnel was then doubled to a depth of 61-foot (18-m).

Tunnels in California have been widely used to transport drugs across the border. Since 1993, 90 such passages have been found in the state, with the last tunnel discovered in 2020. At 4,309 feet (1,313 m), it was also the longest tunnel ever found.

On the first occasion when the perpetrators were caught, police confiscated 1,762 pounds (800 kilograms) of cocaine, 164 pounds (74.3 kilograms) ofmethamphetamine, and 3.5 kilograms (1.5 kilograms) of heroin, according to the complaint.

Six people between the ages of 31 and 55 have been arrested so far and have been charged with three felony charges. These individuals might face a minimum sentence of ten years, while the maximum sentence is life in prison. The charges also include a fine of a million dollars.

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