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VIDEO: US Border agents, Mexican police find illegal cross-border tunnel in AZ

U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican Federal Police discovered an incomplete cross-border tunnel running underneath the streets of Nogales on Dec. 4, 2019. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Released)

U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican Federal police recently discovered the 124th illegal cross-border tunnel within the Tucson sector since 1990, the agency says.

Authorities found the incomplete tunnel, over three-feet-wide and four-feet-tall, running underneath the Nogales streets extending 20 feet into the U.S. on Wednesday, a CBP news release said.

The tunnel was located about 10 feet underground concealed in the floor of an existing drainage system with dirt and a Styrofoam, concrete mixture.

Authorities were conducting a bi-national tunnel sweep of the storm water drainage system serving both nations, the agency said.

Agents will monitor the site until it can be sealed with a concrete filler.


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