The tunnel is thought to still be under construction. (Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection)
The tunnel extends 59 feet into the U.S. (Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection)
No drugs were discovered in the tunnel. (Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
Mexican officials discovered a tunnel in Nogales, Sonora, on Thursday that was found to extend across the international border into the United States.
According to a statement from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the tunnel, which is thought to be under construction, extends 59 feet into the U.S. and ends near the intersection of East International Street and Nelson Avenue in Nogales, AZ.
No drugs were discovered in the tunnel and no arrests were announced.
The case is being investigated by the Nogales Tunnel Task Force, which is composed of members from Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Border Patrol, Nogales Police Department, Santa Cruz County HIDTA and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.