Second drug tunnel discovered in less than a week in Tijuana

Authorities belonging to the Municipal Police and the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena), detected a narco-tunnel located in a home of the Otay Centenario delegation of Tijuana. It should be noted that this is the second drug tunnel located in the border city in less than a week, the first was identified on May 13 with a connection to Otay Mesa in San Diego.


Narcotunel crosses the border.

The Secretary of Public Security of Tijuana, Fernando Sánchez, reported that for this action “there was close communication with the United States government” so that the place could be found.
In the house located on Calle Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, without an outside number; Colonia Nueva Tijuana, only a large breed dog was found in the courtyard, so elements of Sedena will guard the place so that the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) can carry out the corresponding investigations into this cross-border drug tunnel.

According to local media, the tunnel has electricity, which runs from Tijuana to San Diego; It is important to highlight that the entity governed by Víctor Manuel Castro Cosío, from the Morena party, continues with the wave of violence caused by criminal groups.


Actions commanded by the Mexican army

Last April, the army deployed 4,000 soldiers to capture 125 criminal targets that belong to the Sinaloa Cartel, Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG) and the Arellano Félix Cartel, which dispute the border area in Tijuana.

The so-called drug tunnels are strategies to facilitate the crime of smuggling, especially in states that are close to the United States border.


Note originally published in MVS Noticias.

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