TUCSON, Ariz. – An employee from a construction team clearing old border fencing near Naco, contacted Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents at the Brian A. Terry Station to report a possible smuggling tunnel.
Agents investigating the report discovered an incomplete tunnel, approximately 15 feet deep, extending into the United States about 4 feet from the international boundary fence. The tunnel has no ventilation or lighting.
The tunnel will be remediated with concrete while construction continues.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.