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Lost in last week’s coverage and commentary of the unfolding Osama bin Laden story was the discovery of yet another drug tunnel on the U.S.-Mexico border, this time in Arizona. Border Patrol agents working in conjunction with the Government of Mexico confirmed the existence of an illicit tunnel on May 5th, three days after U.S.
Vitriolic rhetoric is nothing new to the illegal immigration conversation, but every now and then there’s an event that takes place in the public square that reminds moderate sides of the issue to guard their message from proceeding down the path of divisive dialogue.
In San Diego, US and Mexican officials have discovered a sophisticated, cross-border tunnel which the drug cartel has been using to transport cannabis from Mexico over the US border into California. This is the second discovery of a cross-border “drug tunnel” in one month.
This week, US officials discovered a 600-yard drug tunnel linking Tijuana and San Diego along with 25 tons of marijuana. Although close to 75 tunnels along the US-Mexico border have been discovered in the past few years, authorities say few were as fully operational as this 4-by-3-ft corridor.