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Three Held Over Mexico 'super Tunnel'

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November 03, 2013 AT 5:08 AM
San Diego The passageway that zigzagged underground between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, was so sophisticated that officials call it a "super tunnel." Authorities said ThursdayThe drug tunnel stretched the length of nearly six football fields and had lighting, ventilation and an electric rail system. U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy told reporters, It was 35 feet deep, 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide. And it was built by one of Mexico's most notorious criminal organizations, the Sinaloa cartel. And now three people are in custody and could face federal charges after investigators seized more than 8 tons of marijuana and 325 pounds of cocaine linked to the tunnel, U.S. Duffy said that authorities have a message for cartels tied to drug tunnels.