Beijing Times reporter Chen Yueqi reports) according to the British "Daily Mail" reported that the local time on August 26th, California United States border patrol team discovered a hidden tunnel in the Mexican border, and arrested 30 illegal immigrants, including 23 Chinese.
Tunnel border with Mexico (source network)
About 1:30 in the morning of August 26th, the patrol freight in California San Diego aoter MESA (Otay Mesa) port patrol, found dozens of people have tried to question their suspicious appearance and movements. The other side to see patrol quickly after the tunnel to hide, the final patrol found a ladder with the underground passage, and in the tunnel and arrested 30 people, including 23 people China Ji, 7 people from Mexico.
Investigators said the entrance of the tunnel on the border of Mexico Tijuana (Tijuana) a building, located 328 miles south of the San Diego border with Mexico (about 528 kilometers) from the border bridge, about 3 miles (about 4.8 kilometers). The entrance to the tunnel was covered with hay and branches. Currently, Mexico police are investigating the construction of the tunnel, which has apparently been used for population smuggling.
It is reported that since 2006, the United States at the California border found on the thirteenth leading to Mexico underground tunnel, such tunnels are often used for smuggling drugs. At 4 p. m., a spokesman for the U.S. Customs and border Administration (CBP) said publicly that no drugs were found in the newly discovered tunnel.
730 meter tunnel (photo source network)
At the end of January 2016, the law enforcement departments in the United States and Mexico had on the border with Mexico found a 730 meter long tunnel, and more than two tons of marijuana was found in the tunnel. "Underground tunnels are not new things on the border between California and Mexico," said a spokesman for the US Customs and border administration. "Transnational criminal organizations often use them to smuggle drugs.". Previously, law enforcement officers have repeatedly found that these tunnels were used for population smuggling."
According to the U.S. "Losangeles times" reported that the Mexican border smuggling problem has been very serious, the crowd is mainly Mexicans illegally. Each successful smuggling of one person, criminal smuggling syndicates will get a big profit, so this has become a big business for them. According to a spokesman for the US Customs and Border Protection Agency, the fees are normally between $50 thousand and $70 thousand per person, as far as it is understood.
U.S. immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) relevant responsible person said that under normal circumstances, the border patrol to catch illegal immigrants, will give ICE a subordinate departments, the Department is responsible for the decision of detention or release of illegal immigrants arrested.