The U.S authorities announced Wednesday the discovery of the longest cross-border drug tunnel in history, stretching nearly one mile from the Tijuana airport, Mexico, into the United States.
U.S. Border Patrol agents described the tunnel as the “most sophisticated they had seen,” with an extensive rail-and-cart system to rapidly transport drugs, forced-air ventilation and high-voltage electrical cables and panels. .
The tunnel also had an elevator at its entrance and a complex drainage system.
The 4,300ft passage is believed to have been built by El Chapo’s Sinaloa cartel.
San Diego customs official Cardell Morant said:
It was also reported that El Chapo sent some men to Germany to learn how to construct such underground passages to take millions of pounds’ worth of drugs into the US