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$65M In Marijuana Seized by Federal Tunnel Task Force From Sophisticated Drug Tunnel

Posted in crime, Government and Politics by TeeJaw on Friday, December 2, 2011, 9: 27 AM

A 612-yard long passageway equipped with electric rail cars, lighting, reinforced walls and wooden floors connects a warehouse in Otay Mesa, California with a warehouse in Tijuana, Mexico.   The  Federal San Diego Tunnel Task force has seized 32 tons of marijuana with a street value of $65 million and closed the tunnel.  I think this is the largest marijuana seizure in history.  More on the story here.

I wonder if there isn’t a way to detect tunnel construction before it becomes operational? This one was the sort of tunnel you could build if you had a building permit for it. The Feds made a massive seizure alright, but how much was smuggled through this tunnel before it was discovered?

My conservative libertarian instincts don’t extend to granting any quarter to drug smugglers. I want them all caught and strung up.

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