It was right under their noses.
Mexican authorities have discovered a 650-foot tunnel built by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in Tijuana – in front of a National Guard base, Mexico News Daily reported.
The tunnel, fitted with ventilation, lighting, carts and rails, was discovered after a package of marijuana was left outside the house where the tunnel was hidden.
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Authorities believe it was planned to connect to an underground passage from Tijuana to San Diego discovered in 2019, as part of a network built by Guzman, now in prison.
The United States Drug Enforcement Administration estimates that there are more than 13,000 narco tunnels in Mexico, most of them in territory controlled by the Sinaloa cartel.
Some of these tunnels can extend almost 1,500 feet, Mexico News Daily reported.
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Guzman, once the most famous Mexican drug hub, was extradited to the United States, convicted, and sent to a Colorado supermax prison in 2019.
This story first appeared in the New York Post.
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