Friday, November 13, 2015

Mexican Army and American Federal Agents discover narco tunnel in Nogales

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article with additional information from El Diario de Sonora and images from Google Maps

[ Subject Matter: Narco Tunnel discovery in Nogales, Sonora
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required]

Border Patrol Agents at La Garita Dennis De Concini 


Reporter: Milton Martinez
Agents of the Arizona Frontier Patrol travelled 30 metres into Mexico following a narco tunnel that crosses under the Garita Dennis DeConcini.

According to preliminary investigations, the origin of the passage is to one side of the railroad tracks and goes about 5 meters below this, heads 30 meters to the west and crosses into the US just down line of a quick entry lane ( Otis: I have roughly located the tunnel location, and from the description, they tunneled right under a Border Control building lol).

Red line is location of tunnel, click on image to enlarge. Look at the name of the building the tunnel goes under


The structure represents a high level of difficulty in respect of supporting the weight of huge numbers of heavy vehicles passing all day over the top, with cement and sulfuric acid present in the soil from international businesses.

Also the tunnel evaded every one of the ground movement sensors at the crossing and eluded the view of thousands of people that use daily this frontier crossing.

A functionary of the National Institute of Migration (INM) said that the ingression of the American Agents did not constitute any illegality, and in any case this dependency "lacks the capacity to monitor foreigners that penetrate their country."

Moreover, without a way to sustain his thoughts, he affirmed that the Agents of the Frontier Patrol who found the tunnel, had no intention of working in Mexico; and crossed the border as tourists, that is to say they were not working at the time of the discovery.

Original article in Spanish at Proceso, further updates will be posted when available.

48 comments:

  1. I was laughing as I was translating this, from the tunnels location they tunnelled right under a border agency building, I was thinking of border agents standing outside the building taking a coffee break, when a circle of grass lifts up on their lawn with a head underneath it, then of course out pops el chapos head and shouts wrong turn.

    Seriously though, it might have been a bit of genius if they did tunnel where I think they did. The article mentions the miners didn't set off the motions sensors in the ground. I suspect they would not be deployed under the border partrol building itself, which why it may have been targeted as a route.

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    1. Same here this is funny stuff my side hurts

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  2. I'm confused on frontier patrol tourists

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  3. How many more undiscovered?? Who knows!! Legalize it, face the truth or pay the bill. Let' fight Isis instead, any objection?

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    1. Christian Lopez PalafoxNovember 14, 2015 at 8:10 AM

      I disagree, legalizing drugs isnt the answer If anything stiffer ssentences need to be given to drug traffickers all across the board

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    2. Have some balls, if the government supplies it all for free, or a small fee, to support the program, and treatment for addiction, it would save 90% of war on drugs expenses and cut out the middleman...legalizing drugs for benefit of drug traffickers sucks...

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    3. LEGALIZE. It's the only f'ing answer to this whole f'ing question. We are way past the pissing and mouning on about the so called morality issues as they would pertain to drug users--drugs are a public health catastrophe. Taking out the power of easy money's narco currency would cause a ripple effect that could only benefit us as a society. Addicts require proper medical treatment, legalizing and taxing marijuana sales could create revenues for public works, such as rehabilitation clinics. I don't think the spacepowders

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    4. The war on drugs has obviously failed. Drugs are being supplied and consumed in quantities which reach TONS of drugs per day. Outlawing drugs literally puts money in the hands of criminals and reduces the budget the government has to spend on fighting crime. Drugs are going to be consume whether they're legal or illegal. Legalise them, reduce revenue to criminals, increase revenue for governments to spend on drug rehabilitation and crime fighting, and reduce other crimes committed by the gangs who have paid off the police.

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    5. Lol, United States doesn't have lack of moral issues it has lack of making money issues.

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    6. Drugs are going to get legalized just because youses are lobbying us...
      Not!!!

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    7. If the US government can not win a war with half the money they have against a small bunch of drug traffickers, it is because they are incompetent...
      --and if the US government can not win that war with all the budget they have, it is because they are corrupt and criminals in cahoots with the drug traffickers...

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    8. @Christian Lopez Palafox Why do you disagree? How can you not grasp that these laws are hitting every little guy, BUT the leaders live it up. They need to legalize. They need to end the illegal profit. And it will. Disagreeing with this on what grounds? The stiffer sentences will NEVER hit the real big fish. Look at Mayo's son, Vincente, he bribed his way out of an American sentence. How is that deluded thinking working for you? These big guys are clearly in every US politicos pocket. Be it intimidation or flat out submission to greedy, bribery, the law is working in the cartels' favor, outright. There's no disagreeing with fact. Businessmen and politicians, the CIA, DEA and FBI have their shares in these illegal drug profits. That's the only way that things have panned out to the way it is today. No real player will ever see a day in jail. And disagreeing with legalization is supporting the corrupt dealings of both the cartels and the legal process that is supposed to be at war with the cartels.

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    9. If you wanna call one billion dollars vicente zambada paid or will pay before he is released a "bribe" it is ok, then...I guess...
      Fack of the matter is the authorities on each town or state or country, or military zone, are responsible for the well being of the citizens, and no excuses apply for getting kicked on the ass 100% of the time all the time, that is incompetent and stupid or just plain corrupt, that is why news are suppressed, the buck does not "stop there" it does not even gets rolling...public corruption...

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  4. "Wrong turn! Shouts Chapo," LMAO. Who ever built this tunnel is a total smartass with one wicked sense of humor... thanks for the first giggle of the day, Otis. Cheers :-)

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  5. Do we really believe the border patrol agents were acting as tourists when they discovered the tunnel? Or is that just a way to explain their presence where they don't have jurisdiction?

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    1. Why not.... If Mexico wants us to believe there lies, why not ours? It's just a poke back. And a good thing out of it.... More power to them....

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    2. If so what does it matter, they're doing the job the mexican police lazily enforces

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    3. They are not Border Patrol, they are a citizen group that patrols on their own. Not law enforcement. The tunnel is nothing more then a continuation of sewer channels that were connected by little digging. No sensor is going to pick them up.

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    4. Yeah, they stumbled all over themselves weedling defensively about how the guys in the tunnel were "just tourists."

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    5. 10:36 You do not find on sewers "no touristas", they are there crocodiles or turds...

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  6. Christian Lopez PalafoxNovember 14, 2015 at 5:38 AM

    Some lowly illiterate farmer somewhere in the vast mountain ranges of Sinaloa owns that.

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    1. No body digs or moves anything in Nogales without approval. You need connections and money. People in the Sinaloa Sierra produce, others transport and distribute.

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    2. Christy, that lowly unschooled farmer could buy your election for you...

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  7. Do it right under their noses; they will never suspect it. This type of strategic planning goes on more than the law thinks.

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  8. Chingones lol.... Sorry but this made me laugh.

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  9. Otis B... they chose that spot because there are no ground sensors, what good would they be?.. ground sensors would be useless at that location what with the vibration of all the vehicle traffic, big trucks, buses and cars constantly rumbling along above masking the sounds of the dig.. This has Chapos handprints all over it...

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  10. lol like that scene from caddy shack...the gopher popping its head out

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  11. Only a 1000 to go. Peace.

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  12. Nomas se hacen los pendejos los pinches culos de mandril. Vallanse a la merda todos bola de peludos. Cuanto duró ese tunel pasando drogas al estilo tlacuache de sierra?

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  13. Perhaps these engineers and workers who built this should apply to TRUMP to build THE WALL.............I bet a lot of these guys worked mines. Hopefully , they could design a very nice DOOR too.

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    1. Mexican Miners and Engineers, we got what it takes, but our government sold us down the river, bought our union leaders or kicked them away to canada, but napoleón gomez urritia leader of the: Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores Mineros Metalurgicos Siderurgicos y Similares de la Republica Mexicana is back, 5he puppet of the mineras Canadienses that sheltered him when the PAN PARTY decided they needed "other leadership" to sell mexico's mines away...and allow south american slaves work at stealing mining from coahuileños bossed around by hidalgo state terreristas disciples like el lazca...
      Mexican Miners had to find their own way...

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  14. You can legalize all the weed you want but it won't put much of a dent in Cartel Business.......they are too diversified.

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  15. You are correct 11:52. Zetas began with a 50/50 split. Myself I do not support legalization because it will stop the cartels, but because how it will effect the U.S.

    However, because diversification is more -home grown and implemented crime, it would have more of a negative impact on crime in Mexico.

    I was thinking of conducting a poll here on BB to gauge how many people support legalization oppose to those who don't.

    I have no clue what the consensus is here among BB readers....

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  16. Chivis ,baby, no poll needed,politicians,doctors,lawyers,chotas,dentistas,actores de hollywood,sport playaz etc,puros pinches mariguanos aca mi Chivis,the question is: who doesn't smoke ganja..........?

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  17. Chivis ,baby, no poll needed,politicians,doctors,lawyers,chotas,dentistas,actores de hollywood,sport playaz etc,puros pinches mariguanos aca mi Chivis,the question is: who doesn't smoke ganja..........?

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    1. You are correct, as a matter of fact I have asked doctors in my world, people should do the same. They say "legalize it all".

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    2. Ah by the way it's me Chivis:From Chiraq,the issue is really not weed,weed is medicine,the problem is when people don't get the same high like before from the mota and then they decide to try "real" drugs like piedra,chiva etc,if you ask me,legalize only weed for "patients" with pain or sickness :)

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    3. The problem is not the addicts, but the drug traffickers that ensnares the young into addiction that pays off very handsomely for the traffickers...
      --nothing medicinal there but greed, supply the addicts for free, punish traffickers all the way...
      --if drugs were so good, they would be consuming their own stashes...

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    4. Chivis, I gotta go w/ the legalize all of it ideas so we can opely address the problems. Pot, sell and tax. Spacepowders, the medical profession can dispense prescriptions for these to addicts as part of drug treatment in preparation for rehab. The easy money, the hype and "glamour" narco culture needs to be taken out of the picture.

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  18. Are we talking about legalization or decriminilazation? Portugal recently decriminilazed using all drugs. Their drug related crime rate has dropped to nearly zero. They offer support for users and target dealers.

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    1. You got a point, but you said PORTUGAL, we are talking about about a multimillion dollar industry overhere playa so yeah they don't give a shit if 70 % of kidz is doing drugs,there's money to be made you feel me?

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    2. Decriminilazation probably be a good choice with a limited amount just for personal use, but the us's system is not like portugal's system, a lot of things are different, the location, the ppl, the culture, in the united states everything is about money, & not much about dope heads, in here if you mess up you pay and if you don't you still pay.... LOL Lots of things would need to change, including the way ppl behave about certain things for that to happen....? Just less dope heads in jail and more in the streets? Who knows. Only the cannabis?

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    3. Portugal is my fave country.

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  19. Even in the Uk it has decriminiized growing marijuana plants for your own use, up to 6 plants at a time.

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  20. i have a feeling one day the boarder between mexico and usa will cave in from all the tunnels built

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  21. Decriminalization pays no taxes, legalization is suppossitorized to generate revenue, the most exotic part is the price, which will send people to the regular cheap "garbage"

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