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Mexico finds 2 border tunnels leading into US from Tijuana

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This frame grab taken from a Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 video provided by the Mexican Attorney General's Office, or PGR, shows one of two tunnels found in an area of warehouses in the border city of Tijuana that lead into California. This frame grab taken from a Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 video provided by the Mexican Attorney General's Office, or PGR, shows one of two tunnels found in an area of warehouses in the border city of Tijuana that lead into California.

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican police and soldiers have discovered two clandestine tunnels in the border city of Tijuana that officials believe were built to smuggle drugs into California.

The tunnels were found in an area of warehouses across from Otay Mesa, about 400 yards (meters) away from each other. The area immediately north of the border is also a warehouse district.

Prosecutors said Monday that one of the tunnels reached to San Diego, and the other was unfinished.

The Mexican Attorney General's Office said the tunnels were apparently used by the Sinaloa cartel to move drugs into the United States.

It said it found the tunnels after the U.S. consulate in Tijuana determined the tunnels were being reactivated after apparently falling into disuse.


Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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