Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Narcotunnel found in Matamoros near Rio Grande near Brownsville Texas

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Hoy Tamaulipas


The tunnel was found between the Arboleda's subdivision and the Los Pinos neighborhood. So far there have been no reports of people detained or if they secured weapons or drugs

On Tuesday afternoon, elements of the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA) found in Matamoros a narco-tunnel on the banks of the Rio Bravo.

The tunnel was found between the Arboleda's subdivision and the Los Pinos neighborhood.

So far there have been no reports of people detained or if they secured weapons or drugs. It is expected that in the next few hours an official report will be given of the discovery of the tunnel located in the said border city of Matamoros, bordering Brownsville, Texas.

It is worth mentioning that the discovery occurs two days before the visit of the President of the Republic Andrés Manuel López Obrador who will be inaugurating works in Matamoros.

In recent weeks, rains have occurred in the area, causing the tunnel to collapse and flood, so the tools could be used for tunnel rehabilitation work.

When conducting the inspection of the excavation, they observed that it was a tunnel 1.50 meters high and 80 centimeters wide, which 35 meters from the entrance was collapsed,  it is presumed that it ends in Brownsville, Texas.

CDG controls the border city of Matamoros.





29 comments:

  1. That lone generator pretty much proivdes all the electricity they need for a full day of uniterrupted wok.- Sol Prendido

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  2. Nice article, Chivis. I know this neighborhood. It is lower-middle to middle class, but there is also some affluent families there in the northern sector. It borders the Rio Grande River and is right next to the Veterans Bridge. The song "Gatilleros de Alta Escuela" from Beto Quintanilla mentions this neighborhood in the beginning. I believe Tony Tormenta had a house there.

    Tunnels are a fascination in Matamoros. There is a strong urban legend that there were several tunnels in Matamoros that connected to Brownsville and elsewhere that date back to the Mexican Revolution. Local historian Clemente Rendón de la Garza has written a few pieces about this, and one can interview people who are still alive who say they used the tunnels when they were younger.

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    1. What are the zip codes to both neighborhoods?

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    2. I live here, have also heard the roomers. The Rio Bravo was full last week, never figured out a tunnel could be built, have to use concrete pipe, because its all sand.

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    3. I was very surprised. Just look how it disintegrated with the rain on surface. However the structure appears intact. Very interesting 👌

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    4. Yes this tunnel looks really old how many more is there I’d say 50 to 100 operating across the border just a rough guess

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    5. @9:42 AM: Zip code for Arboledas/Los Pinos is 87448.

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  3. Steal a page from the playbook of the Sinaloan Cowboys. Geniuses.

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  4. Some tunnels were used during the Prohibition Era. And yes, Beto Quintanilla and Lupe Quintanilla were from here. Lupe was killed probably by the cops here. Look up Sheriff Lupe Trevino.

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    1. my grandfather cross in a lucha, with the guns for trade, now its drugs

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    2. Where can I read more about the smuggling tunnels during the Prohibition Era? From my understanding bootlegging in Matamoros during that time was minimal because there was a well-established red zone district. Gringos came here to drink, sometimes even as far as from Corpus Christi and San Antonio (per old Brownsville Herald archives). Last time I heard about an active tunnel was in the late 2000s. This one is a very interesting finding.

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    3. Lupe Quintanilla was not originally from there, he relocated there from Nuevo Leon.

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    4. De General Teran Nuevo Leon

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  5. chives your favorite rag ripped you off again.

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  6. They can actually build tunnels underneath the Rio Grande River? There seems to be a steep slope down one side and up the other, at least the few areas I've seen. Must be a complex undertaking...

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    1. 10:53 honey, they have been. Building tunnels under the sea, contimás under the Río Grande...
      There is the Chunnel from Uropa to the Great Britains they made for the big plane the Concord.

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    2. Well, no shit really, but these aren't exactly the world's foremost engineering companies that are involved, in case you overlooked that fact.

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    3. 5:05 are you the legendary millie?

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    4. EXPLIQUEME COMO...
      PLEASE EXPLAIN HIW

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    5. 8:42 whodahell wantsa know...
      Are you ESP or el mil mascaras?

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  7. Brownsville and matamoros have history smuggling. Brownsville only exists because Commerce from Mexico.

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    1. And Matamoros only exist because its next to US.

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    2. @9:44: Matamoros existed before it bordered the U.S. (Texas was once owned by Mexico). Matamoros was formed because it was attractive due to its proximity to the Rio Grande River and its port access (once known as Bagdad Port, now a beach area).

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  8. We need more info on the tunnel contruction, digging under a river can’t be easy

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    1. 2:04 sink a hole and then dig to the side when you hit rock or stones, but it takes a lot of reinforcing and water pumps, may have to kidnap a few volunteers

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  9. Cdg is dead they said...

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  10. Really interesting story. The real Mexico is on the Gulf of Mexico and the Yucatán anyway....

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