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Drug Tunnel From Tijuana to San Diego Held Tons of Drugs

(ABC News) - A sophisticated drug tunnel that spanned the border between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, was packed with more than eight tons of marijuana and hundreds of pounds cocaine, federal officials said today.

The tunnel, shut down on Wednesday, links warehouses in San Diego’s Otay Mesa industrial park and Tijuana. “It is equipped with electricity, ventilation and a rail system,” ICE spokeswoman Lauren Mack told ABCNews.com.

Inside the recently completed tunnel, authorities discovered more than eight tons of pot as well as 325 pounds of cocaine.

It was the latest drug tunnel to be shut down in the area in recent years, but it marked “the first time cocaine has been recovered in connection with a local drug tunnel,” Mack said.

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