The border patrol recently discovered the longest-ever drug-smuggling tunnel along the southern border, stretching approximately three-quarters of a mile between San Diego and Tijuana, according to local news outlet Q13 Fox.
The tunnel measures 4,039 feet in length, and is about 5 feet tall and two feet wide. It originates in Tijuana just 250 feet away from the border, before ending deep inside San Diego County. The tunnel, which includes air conditioning, electricity, a rail system, and elevators, was discovered by Customs and Border Protection agents.
DEA Special Agent in Charge John Callery released a statement on the discovery of the tunnel. While he admitted that “the sophistication of this tunnel demonstrates the determination and monetary resources of the cartels,” he said that “the DEA and our partners on the Tunnel Task Force will continue to use our resources to ensure they fail.”