[ 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.