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125th cross-border tunnel discovered in Nogales, 2nd in less than a week

Authorities said this is the 125th tunnel discovered by the Tucson sector since 1990.
Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

NOGALES, Ariz. — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection discovered another tunnel under the border in Nogales on Monday, and this is the second one less than a week.

CBP said Tucson sector agents discovered the tunnel west of the pedestrian port of entry, Deconcini, only 50 yards east of the tunnel discovered a few days before.

Mexico’s Policia Federal subsequently located the tunnel’s entrance on a drainage system in Nogales, Sonora on Grand Avenue.

The tunnel was 10 feet deep and followed the footer of the international boundary fence, crossing underneath it and came up about 5” north of the fence, according to CBP.

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Authorities said this is the 125th tunnel discovered by the Tucson sector since 1990.

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The border patrol work in partnership with authorities from Mexico to conduct joint operations affecting border security, CBP said. “These efforts aim to prevent the movement of illegal contraband or persons across the border.”

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