Drug Tunnel Led from Mexico to Nogales, Ariz., Metered Parking Space, Authorities Say
Posted Dec 16, 2010 11:01 AM CST
By Martha Neil
A 13-foot drug tunnel discovered this week led from the Mexican side of a border fence to a metered parking space in downtown Nogales, Ariz., authorities say.
"It was pretty brazen," says Vincent Picard, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman. "Right in the middle of downtown Nogales."
The tunnel was reportedly discovered after agents saw a cylindrical bundle drop from a van that was allegedly laden with over 2,000 pounds of marijuana. The bundle appeared likely to have come from a drug tunnel, and a search then revealed the parking space opening.