Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tijuana "narcotunnel" discovered 8 tons of pot, 147 Kilos of Cocaine

Borderland Beat
Informador says San Diego Authorities confirmed today that the tunnel located Wednesday night in a warehouse in Tijuana with drugs worth about $ 12 million, belongs to the Sinaloa Cartel. The Office Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported that during the operation of finding the narcotúnel, they found more than eight tons of marijuana , as well as 147 kilograms of cocaine.  Three people so far were taken into custody.
Mexican security officials stood guard Thursday outside a factory in Tijuana where the tunnel’s starting point was discovered.

The tunnel, which was shut down Wednesday night after several weeks of surveillance, took about a year to build, the authorities said. Three people were taken into custody on Thursday, and federal agents seized eight tons of marijuana and 325 pounds of cocaine they said was connected to the investigation.

As security at the border — both at the ports of entry and between them — has heightened in recent years, drug cartels have increasingly sought other avenues, including tunnels, maritime smuggling and ultralight aircraft, to move drugs into the United States. This was the fifth large-scale drug smuggling tunnel discovered in the San Diego area since 2010, the authorities said, and the eighth since 2006, when the Sinaloa drug cartel took firm control of the smuggling corridor along this section of the border.

“These cartels have spent years and tens of millions of dollars trying to create a secret underworld of passages so they can move large quantities of drugs,” said Laura Duffy, the United States attorney for the San Diego region.

Derek Benner, special agent in charge for Homeland Security Department investigations in San Diego, said sophisticated tunnels like the one found here — which required not only laborers to build but also architects and engineers, and could cost upwards of $1 million to construct — were an investment only a well-financed cartel could afford to make.

He said the tunnel — like the two most recent “supertunnels” in the region, which were discovered in late 2011 — was shut down before any narcotics reached the market in the United States, which he called a major blow to the cartel.

“This serves as yet another warning to these organizations that mistakenly believe that tunnels will be their ticket to success,” Mr. Benner said.

It was the first time cocaine had been seized in connection with a tunnel operation, the authorities said.

“They’re desperate,” said William R. Sherman, special agent in charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration in San Diego. “We’re starting to see them try to move cocaine through these tunnels, which we’ve never seen before. We’re seeing them try to move cocaine through ultra-lights into the desert, which we’ve never seen before. And those are simply acts of desperation.”

Tunnels have also been found around the Nogales area in Arizona, where cartels make use of underground drainage canals.

But the San Diego-Tijuana corridor has remained popular for tunnel construction because the clay-like soil is easy to dig and less susceptible to cave-ins, Mr. Benner said. In addition, the warehouse districts on both sides of the border offer cover for the drug smuggling operations.

The tunnel discovered on Wednesday was about four feet high and three feet wide, the authorities said, and zigzagged on its way across the border at about 35 feet underground, likely because the builders veered off course several times during construction.

The authorities insisted that no drug smuggling tunnels in the San Diego area were currently in operation.

“We have the border underground fairly well monitored,” Mr. Sherman said. “If you’re building a tunnel, we know about it. This is the third once since 2011. We’ve found them all before they could successfully get any drugs into the United States.”
Last Night's Version
Tijuana Municipal Police and Mexican Army discovered a new functioning drug tunnel on the border of Tijuana and San Diego. Apparently tons of drugs were found inside, according to official sources.  At the moment, the operation, headed by Secretary of Public Safety of Tijuana, Jesus Alberto Capela Ibarra, and military leaders, indicate the location has been secured and they are in the process of determining the amount of drugs on site.  According to the consulted sources by Efe, there could be 10 tons of drugs inside..

This new tunnel is near the Tijuana International Airport and was found in a warehouse.  It has rails for moving drugs on carts. The hole in about one square meter in diameter with a metal ladder to get to the interior.  The new tunnel is located just a few meters from the location where the first tunnel was discovered going between Tijuana and SanDiego in 1992.  No new data yet. We'll update with more information as it becomes available.


The "narcotunel" discovered by the American authorities that at dusk yesterday whoreported to their Mexican counterparts and the intervening elements of the Army and the municipal police seizure of more than three tons of marijuana.

The passage was located on Mar Bermejo Street, Garita de Otay neighborhood, about 90 meters away from the border fence that separates Mexico from the he United States.

San Diego's Otay Mesa is an area of nondescript warehouses on both sides and it is not easy to conceal trucks being loaded with drugs

Unofficially it is small mining set up  with a just over 1 meter sized hole as an entrance at ground level where a metal staircase that descends to about six feet deep down to a concrete  where there are rails for running a mining cart to the line which about 150 meters and ends in an office in the neighboring country.  

The passage was recently completed, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a brief statement Wednesday night. A spokeswoman, Lauren Mack, declined to elaborate but said more details would be released Thursday.

Mexican news organizations published photos that show a deep, well-built tunnel near Tijuana's main airport. Alberto Capella, Tijuana's public safety chief, said Wednesday night that a law enforcement operation was underway and he couldn't provide details.

They found it curious that there was no pulley or winch system into aid with pulling the drugs up through the hole, and there's no cladding as they've witnessed in other narco tunnels.

The US were investigating an area around an office complex for about a week trying to intercept a  shipment of pot.

The tunnel is the eighth major passage discovered in San Diego since 2006, a period during which Mexico's Sinaloa cartel has solidified its hold on the prized smuggling corridor.

In November 2011, authorities found a 600-yard tunnel that resulted in seizures of 32 tons of marijuana on both sides of the border, with 26 tons found on the U.S. side accounting for one of the largest pot busts in U.S. history. The tunnel was equipped with electric rail cars, lighting and ventilation. Wooden planks lined the floor.

On Thanksgiving Day of 2010, authorities found a roughly 700-yard passage equipped with rail tracks that extended from the kitchen of a Tijuana home to two San Diego warehouses, netting about 22 tons of marijuana on both sides of the border.

SourceInformador, oem, latinfoxnews, policiacaNYtimes, informador

45 comments:

  1. The US needs to condemn the half mile along the border by eminent domain. Then dig it up and store nuclear waste there.

    Install radiation detectors along highways, and bada-bing! Instant easy drug detection.

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    1. Someone ought to condemn you for talking out of your ass

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  2. el wero de tijuanaOctober 31, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    hmmm after the detencion of caballo and el chan but i really question el chan knew about this oh yeah keep thinking caf is done make you wonder how many tunnels does caf have stop thinking cds had anything to do with this there to busy fighting each other and theres no more structure there of anything and there loosing control of mexicali to

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    1. Who are these losing* to against in Mexicali?

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    2. 10:20 losing control of Mexicali too.
      Sometimes you have too use your own brainy powers to infer sompin' so simpole
      when we missispeak with baad orthographyor hav no knoledtch of the grametrica...

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    3. Este wey. I asked you a simple question and you couldn't even answer that. I bet your parents are very disappointed in you, bafoon.

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    4. 4:56 BEEF IS ON,BEETCH!
      pero haste güey todo lo que puedas bufón(buffoon)...

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  3. So glad there is a wall...

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    1. So glad there is many undiscovered tunnels

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  4. I wonder how those Americans "whoreport"? Is it like teleporting but using whores? story says... "the American authorities that at dusk yesterday whoreported to their Mexican counterparts" jajaja

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  5. I wonder how these tunnel builders hit their targets. I mean, from underground and digging how do they stay on a straight course and then actually hit the right building at the end?

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    1. They're not just random guys that build these. Most of thr time they are experienced engineers or miners. People like that.

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    2. 2:52 It's an easy problem for the initiated,there is engineering in Mexico like you won't believe,its a pity they have to come to the us to become bricklayers...

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  6. CAF lol they couldn't even hire security to protect FRA at a kids party and they have this so called power? > I thought Ene and Inge told wero not to post on this site no more?

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  7. Marijuana? Thats it? Where the tons of cocaine and heroin and crystal lol oh yea they already crossed the border

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  8. el wero de tijuana cds is not losing mexicali chapo is the only real powerful drug trafficker next to pena nieto and carlos slim quit posting cagada on here si no sabes como corre el aroyyo pollo.

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  9. They rarely "find" tunnels. Usually after they smuggle a shitload of people and drugs thru there they themselves report it. Win win. Authorities present work to their bosses and narcos make $$$ and keep heat off of them.

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  10. do you actually think that enedina or el morro ingeniero spend time here reading your bullshit and so called inteligent comments?? I only read this becuase it makes me laugh about you the dreamers and so called american patriots talking shit yet buying all the drugs that you can imagine , one asshole here actually said bury nuclear waste and condem the border really asshole really?? go read a good fucking book or better yet go smoke some weed and relax you wont change shit and you dont matter either assholes

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    1. 6:15 you need to lorn to spell.her name is
      indina,and she could have been queen of the carnaval.with their money,they don't need to handle any drugs,like any other rich guy, they just count,and count their money all day long...

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    2. Lorn to spell orale simon wey

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    3. 1:38 Güey,güey,not even buey,güey...nice to meet...

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    4. Wtf with all u concerned spelling b champs? Like 615 said, "go smoke some weed and relax" G

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    5. 2:05 BEE GEE,'s OK,just having fun with the Gestapos of the grametrica,just teasing da popolice bees,be funny!

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  11. It was 8 tons of Mexi-Swag,and 325 pounds of Yayo....In this day and age Who is buying weed when there is concentrates that are up to 90% thc levels.? Also Who gets to keep the coke.? We all know the stuff they burn is cut by 99%......

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    1. cheap weed, is for people like me who dont really get into the high caliber stuff and also cant afford it

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    2. finders,keepers,good luck next time!!!

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  12. Caf has been dead for a long time I dont hear any type of revenge towards anybody or noise makin a make a foot print that caf is alive and well its the other groups makin noise in caf territory and caf doesn't do a damn thing about it or avenge one of their own they're extinct you ask me. So much power please who you kidding .

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  13. @615, how about the idea of a moat from coast to coast... filled with crocs and pirhana? there could be some places along the shore out in the desert made into beach parks where families could play. that nuclear idea was just crazy.

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  14. no need to do that, each and every single thing on this planet has its own rediation signature, so when they do scan the trucks,if they (drugs) arent hidden cleverly, then they can usually find it just by looking at the radiation the shit gives off naturaly. oh yeah, if someone shows you how to determine your gp, you can use a gps to stay on course. looks like they didnt have one, but when el hefe came to check shit out his # 2 was like, look at this shit, so they had to go back some yards to get reoriented and go from there.

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  15. when i first heard of francisco rafael's assasination, i thought that all hell would break lose. that the felix-arellano organization would finally decide to stand up and do something, but as the days have passed, and the whole city of tijuana keeps on like nothing ever happened, it has become real clear that the old afo-cartel de tijuana no longer has any power whatsoever.

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  16. Lol are most readers Americans ? I see alot of comments on Mexico how it's a no good country , it's true in some parts but why do you think drug is being ported to the USA , go troll your own country , it's thanks to it that drug is being crossing the border , and the USA gov has it's own downfall parts too , why not worry bout your country since it getting close to a same level as Mexico .

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    1. Why don't u go post this comment where they actually talk bad about mexico. " I see a lot of comments on mexico how its a no good country" what? Who's talking shit bout mexico here except for the first jackass who's getn condemned for talking out of his ass? Dam I just made myself lol. Anyways, stick to the tunnel subject here. Can I get an amen? G

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  17. CNN say it belonged to the sinaloa cartel and three ppl were picked up by u.s side over it so i dont know that just what they say!!

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  18. Havana- no boat load of photo? Hope you are feeling okay here!

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    1. Havana don't worry bout the.photos for 937 . Now that I saw that photo of u on the chivis article, I can't read your articles without wondering how hot u must b. Keep up the good work. G

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    2. Sorry G,that was CHIVIS,til Havana posts hers,you can grab a mirror and watch yourself,for Thanksgiving, TURKEY!

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  19. Still CDS controlling all over Tijuana they can make anytime anywhere multi-million narco tunnel without trouble other cartel.

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  20. Hierba nunca muere,,, y las semillas ahi estan y seguen brotando,,, enough said

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    1. 11:58 era sinsemilla.
      it was sinsemilla

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  21. Keep letting everyone know and putting on blast that its the tacuaches tunnel that's the hole point arellano keep working undercover!!

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  22. They playing ther cards real good

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  23. CNN you dumbmecratic. Watch FOX news u may learn something

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    1. 8:56 fox,better known as faux news?
      I confess at first I was mesmerized by their fierce discourse and timely delivery,then I started LISTENING and FACT CHECKING,and the magic was o v e r...most faux news reporters are just some of the most well paid on TV depending on their asskissing skills... as proven and probed,as unrelenting

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  24. All the heat is going to cds not the arellano felix...its planed to go that way!!!

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  25. Me cago en los narcos! Pendejos!

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