“Narco Tunnel” found by the Mexican Army in Mexicali, Baja California

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Mexican Army worked in coordination with the DEA to carry out the pertinent investigations. (Photo: Special)

MEXICALI, BAJA CALIFORNIA, (August 03, 2021) .- Members of the Mexican Army and agents of the State Security and Investigation Guard (GESI) located on Tuesday, August 3rd, a “narco tunnel” that begins in Mexicali, Baja California, and has an exit at the other side of the border, in Calexico, California, United States.

The discovery occurred in the property marked with the number 9 of Calle Tepic, on the corner with Avenida Internacional, in the western area of the state capital Mexicali, near the International Garita de Calexico.

According to the first reports, the tunnel is 10 meters deep and 67 meters long, and the exit would be next to the “Outlets” shopping center in Calexico, California.

Map from Mexicali, Baja California to Calexico, California, USA
Photo: (INEGI)

Members of the Mexican Army and the GESI set up a perimeter fence around the building, and gave notice to the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) to initiate the corresponding investigations.

On the American side, authorities from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) took over that part of the passageway built by organized crime.

In recent years, at least seven “narco tunnels” have been located in the central area of ​​the state capital of Baja California.

Source: Heraldo de México

Baja California Post

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