Thursday, January 26, 2006

Tunnel to Mexico Found

While all eyes are on the Middle East today, the US found another drug trafficking tunnel stretching 1200 yards from Tijuana, Mexico to Otay Mesa, California. 2 tons of pot was discovered in the tunnel, the 15th tunnel found since 9/11, indicating the ingenuity of drug smugglers in getting across the US border. But this tunnel was different from past tunnels; other tunnels were primitive and makeshift, a result of the hurried nature the drug traffickers. This tunnel was well established.

Officials said the tunnel is about seven-tenths of a mile or more than 1,200 yards (1,148 meters) long. Initial reports said it is 5 feet high and 3.5 feet wide, with a concrete floor, walls and ceiling. The tunnel also is reportedly lit. An investigation is under way to determine who helped build the passageway.

We keep hearing how we are being kept safe from terrorism, how the security of our borders is this administration’s top priority. Well I must say this is not a very good indication that this administration is securing our borders at all. This is a well established tunnel, and it is one of who knows how many. They might as well hang a sign saying “Terrorists Welcomed.”

Posted by Scottage at 12:56 PM / | |