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Border Patrol: Hand-dug tunnel found near border in Nogales


October 18, 2020

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A new hand-dug tunnel has been found near the U.S. border in Nogales.

Tucson Sector agents said the tunnel was discovered Saturday night by video surveillance.

Agents located the tunnel's 2-feet-by-2-feet exit about a half-mile west of the DeConcini Port of Entry and about three feet north of the border.

Mexican authorities located the tunnel's entrance in the floor of an existing drainage system in Mexico.

Border Patrol officials said the tunnel extended for about 10 feet and had no shoring, ventilation or lighting.

Completed tunnels are used by smugglers to get nar...

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