U.S. authorities discovered in California a 140-foot-long tunnel stretching between the Golden state and Mexico.
While on patrol about two miles east of the Calexico Port of Entry, a Border Patrol agent noticed “a depression in the soil’ along the All-American Canal that parallels the U.S. border with Mexico. When the agent inspected it closer, the depression collapsed and exposed a hole that was 18-inches wide.
Inside the hole, the agent could see lumber and wiring. It is the third such tunnel found ending in Calexico this year.
“This is exactly what our Border Patrol agents are on patrol for,” El Centro Sector Chief Rodney Scott said in a press release. “They are on the lookout for anything out of the ordinary along our vast Southwest border. This agent saw something that didn’t look quite right and it turned out to be a tunnel.”
The tunnel, which investigators said was about 3 feet wide and 142 feet long, or slightly shorter than an Olympic-sized swimming pool, began 60 feet south of the Mexican border in an area of open fields and farmland.