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Border Patrol going underground to thwart tunnels

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Posted by Martha Serda - email

The Border Patrol is trying a new tactic to tighten security around the Nogales area.  It's building a new wall -- underground.

Customs and Border Protection says smuggles have become desperate and more underground tunnels are popping up.  Construction crews have just finished an underground wall about 100 yards long along the west side of the DeConcini Port of Entry.  The concrete-and-steel headwall is an average of 12 feet below ground.

Border Patrol agents say in this fiscal year, which began in October, they have found 9 tunnels.  They found 13 in the last fiscal year.

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