Thursday, January 26, 2006

Increasingingly sophisticated incursions

Interesting news item in the San Diego Union-Tribune today giving the details of the long tunnel between the U.S. and Mexico. (HT: Michelle Malkin)
Investigators discovered a sophisticated cross-border tunnel yesterday extending about a half-mile and found about 2 tons of marijuana on the Mexican end.

The tunnel begins about 85 feet below a small warehouse about 175 yards south of the U.S. border. The other end is in an apparently vacant industrial building in Otay Mesa.

Late last night, authorities were still pulling marijuana out of the tunnel, which is outfitted with electricity and a ventilation system. The building is in an industrial neighborhood near Tijuana's airport.

The concrete-lined shaft is 6 feet by 12 feet with a metal ladder that leads to the packed-earth tunnel, which is tall enough for a person to stand in.

Concrete lining! Electricity and ventilation! How long have these people been working on this? This, on top of the armed standoff last week in Texas, makes you wonder if we're not already in another war here at home. Perhaps we could use a few of our good fighting men and women stationed along the border.

For good coverage of what's being said and done on all this, check Malkin's site HERE.


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