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3/1/2005 - Mexico - "Fill in these tunnels"...U.S.-Mexico Tunnel Opening Found at Residence

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  • Al Soto
    ... Mexico, and believe the passage ends about 100 yards north in a residential area of Calexico, Calif. ... a home near the border fence with Mexico. It
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 2, 2005
      >Los Angeles Times
      >U.S.-Mexico Tunnel Opening Found at Residence
      >Federal agents seek search warrant for the Calexico home where the passage
      >likely ends.
      >By Richard Marosi
      >Times Staff Writer
      >March 1, 2005
      >SAN DIEGO - U.S. and Mexican authorities investigating a cross-border
      >tunnel found the entrance in a middle-class residence in Mexicali,
      Mexico, >and believe the passage ends about 100 yards north in a residential
      area of >Calexico, Calif.
      >U.S. federal agents asked a judge for a search warrant Monday to enter
      a >home near the border fence with Mexico. It was the third tunnel
      discovered in the area in 15 months.
      >Authorities suspect the tunnel was used to ferry drugs across the
      >"It appears to be one of the most sophisticated and elaborately
      constructed >tunnels that we have discovered to date," said Lauren Mack, a
      spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
      >The 3-foot-by-5-foot passage, which started in a back bedroom of the
      >Mexicali home, is equipped with ventilation and lighting systems, and
      >with wood beams for support.
      >Outside the entrance, a closed-circuit camera system provided
      >Mexican authorities said.
      >The residence was found abandoned, and no arrests have been made.
      >The tunnel was discovered last week by U.S. federal agents using
      >earth-probing equipment that detects subterranean anomalies.
      >Because of the possibility of a tunnel collapse, agents used a robot
      >pinpoint the location of the tunnel exit on the U.S. side.
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      The government and the NEWS should reflect, not determine, the desires of the people.The news is to be reported not to sway opinion. Stop the melodrama and constant trivia on news time. The founding fathers knew that government is always corrupt, that is why they gave us civil liberties.  The people must lead to survive corrupt governments. Read the constitution. (In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this includes information for research and educational purposes.)  Al Soto (c) 2005

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