Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Mexican Army find Clandestine Tunnel in Tijuana

Translated for Borderland Beat from a Milenio article by Otis B Fly-Wheel

UPDATED with pictures from Reuters

The tunnel was dug under a home located in the vicinity of Aberlardo L. Rodriguez International Airport, the Police arrested 9 tunnel workers and impounded a van.

The tunnel was under construction
Element of the Secretary of National Defence (Sedena), captured a tunnel under construction that was discovered this Tuesday in the general location of the International Airport Abelardo L. Rodriguez.

In the communication, Sedena informed that elements of the Mexican Army, with information obtained about the sale of drugs and the construction of the tunnel, found nine people who were working on the construction of the tunnel.

He reported that the tunnel is located in Callejon Constelacion, number 40 of the Colonia Aeropuerto, in the Otay Mesa delegation.






All of the workers were surprised to see the Military presence, they tried to flee but were arrested and a van which was used to transport the tunnel spoil was impounded.




He noted that the house is now under guard by the Army, awaiting the arrival of the Federal Prosecutor of Tijuana, Baja California to carry out an investigation.



Original article in Spanish at Milenio

Additional pictures from Reuters

22 comments:

  1. El mini mic is gonna be mad..

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    1. How you know that? it could had been cells from el mayo digging it or maybe some other cell from the same sinaloa cartel or maybe some other cartel. Who knows

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  2. CAF was involved in that.

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    1. Lol even I couldn't say that with a straight face

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  3. Ese cartel de Tijuana, es muy grande y poderoso, por que quitan al que estorva, seas de la lay o contrario, querian habrir su tunel para cruzar su trabajo a los usa, los del CAF andan de regresos mas fuertes que nunca

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    1. And then you woke up and realize el caf ya nomas el caf no existe

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  4. more pics and video. simply amazing right next door to the Tijuana police department http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3030120/The-drugs-tunnel-wardrobe-Mexican-soldiers-uncover-secret-route-U-S-hidden-inside-bedroom-cupboard.html

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  5. Love the decorations on the wall, yowza!

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  6. Wat cartel financed the tunnel??????

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  7. It's 2015 folks, both government s have the technology to detect tunnels. Seismic,sonar,radar,ultrasound,heat seeking,ect. I read that the cartels are using cruise ships NOW,also a lot of liquid Meth in autos,and it's being processed in the u.s..

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  8. Soy del cartel arellano yo soy gente del tigrillo quiero Q les quede claro ajua

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  9. Tijuana es del mini lic?

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    1. In his dreams or maybe Gerardo ortIz's corridos

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  10. Attention admin. local valley news reporter not allowed to enter progreso needs confirmation on a U.S. government tip.
    the source said 16 children and youth killed two weeks ago but what happens in Mexico stays in Mexico so the feds will deny any knowledge of above story. my contact is wanting to go ahead but needs to verify. hope somebody here can help out.

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  11. Here is one good question, what do those cartels that build those tunnels do with all those dirt diggers after they finish digging???
    ..That is one of the main problems with mx drug traficking organizations they can make tons of dirty cash easily without much effort at all (especially those with established bases) .. just build a tunnel and in less than a year a criminal group can become those huge monsters that the same govt. isn't capable of controlling.
    ..This one was apparently being build close to an airport what does that says...what cartel was going to use it to move tons of dope a year?

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    1. Valid point

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    2. A lot of the tunnel diggers are kidnapped miners, who are killed after the project is complete. Why would the cartel leave a living witness that could testify as to the tunnels location?

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    3. Strategically its a good location to put one of the tunnels. The americans use drones with ground penetrating radar, and aircraft to spot these tunnels from the air.

      An Airport is the one place you cannot overfly without permission from the aviation authorities. So any clandestine tunnel intelligence gathering flights would not go anywhere near a civilian airport with its large traffic and their relatively high powered radar systems.

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    4. In that case...it must had been some drug traficking organization that knew what they were doing...like a big drug cartel with airport connections or something.

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    5. As far as I know, only two cartels have a major history of tunnelling to get drugs across, Cartel Arellano Felix and the Sinaloa Cartel. The fact that this tunnel was discovered in Tijuana, where the competing Cartels have been traditionally CAF and Sinaloa, points to one of them. But with CJNG now leaving mantas in Tijuana, you couldn't rule them out of it either.

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    6. actually it is sinaloa.

      chapo formed a team of top engineers and geologists to work for him under the direction of jose sanchez villalobos. Sanchez an engineer himself was also CFO at one time. the was arrested in 2012 or 2011, extradited to US and pled not guilty. he is attributed of building the two most sophisticated narco tunnels .

      Felipe de Jesus Corona-Verbera, built the first known tunnel. it ran from Mex to AZ and was the first ever to be convicted of such a crime. he is in az prison.

      sinaloa only signed on mexicos top engineers, those who would not comply with the request were rumored to have been kidnapped, and later killed as they can not be trusted. much has been written about that, but not sure if it is true.

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  12. El Gordo de molina may help, he used to be paparazzi and may still have long range cameras for rent, how about drones?

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