Drug Tunnel To Mexico Found Under Abandoned Arizona KFC

26 August, 2018, 18:29 | Author: Rachel Logan
  • Homeland Security Investigations

Federal authorities on Wednesday announced the discovery of an underground tunnel linking Mexico and an abandoned Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in San Luis, Arizona.

After having been pulled over for the traffic stop, police on scene searched Lopez's vehicle and were astonished to find a very large quantity of serious narcotics.

Officers recovered about 260 pounds of methamphetamine, 13 pounds of cocaine, 29 pounds of white heroin, 13 pounds of brown heroin, and 6.6 pounds of fentanyl-which is enough for about 3 million doses.

"I would particularly note that just the three kilograms of fentanyl translates to over three million dosage units", Brown said.

Back in 2016 authorities discovered a tunnel running between Otau Mesa, in California, and Tijuana, Mexico, that was almost half-mile long. Border agents said the tunnel opening at the abandoned restaurant was only 8 inches in diameter.

This chamber ran roughly 180m under the Mexican border, coming out at a home in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico.

A stunning discovery has been made along the U.S. - Mexico border in Arizona.

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The tunnel is 590 feet long, 5 feet high, and 3 feet wide, and is buttressed along its full length with 2 by 4s and plywood. the tunnel was found on August 13, 2018.

Officials are still accessing to see how long the tunnel had been in operation.

Law enforcement then searched the KFC building and found the tunnel.

Lopez had allegedly been spotted removing the boxes from inside the old KFC restaurant building which he had bought in April.

Thanks, in part, to Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, tunnels have become synonymous with drugs.

Authorities believe the narcotics smuggled were pulled up with a rope. The tunnel had one entrance in an industrial part of San Diego, where trucks and construction could go unnoticed, and another inside a closet in a Tijuana home.

Police chose to investigate and were amazed to find a 600ft drug-smuggling tunnel.

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