Naco Arizona :
Agents of the Office of Customs and Border Protection, confiscated this morning 2.3 tonnes of Marijuana in a sophisticated narco tunnel located in the city of Naco, Arizona, 355 kilometres north east of the Sonora Capital.
The American agency informed that the investigation started last night when a squadron of anti narcotics agents detected an unusual movement of vehicles at the frontier with Mexico.
There they mounted an operation with drug sniffing dogs, who found the passageway built with wooden pillars and cement walls, equipped with a hydraulic mechanism to transport the drugs.
The height of the tunnel is approximately 1.70 metres so that a person may walk along it freely. The length of the structure is currently unknown, it is the responsibility of the aerial squadron of the USA agency to use radar to determine the dimensions of the tunnel.
|Tunnel Entrance in Naco, Arizona|
Mexican authorities were notified about the discovery, and in the next few hours will inform the agents about the location of the entrance on the Mexican side of the border.
A special agent of department of Interior Security, Matthew Allen said that drugs captured had a value of 3 million dollars on the black market.
This represents another major blow against the Mexican drug Cartels, who import this contraband either in the air or under the ground.
|Inside the Tunnel|
Also during the operation, they achieved the detention of 2 Mexican citizens located in the immediate vicinity of the residence in the city of Naco, as well as the drugs they located 3 firearms in the tunnel.
Since 2006, the USA agencies have located 80 narco tunnels in the states of Arizona and California.
Original article in Spanish at Proceso