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Incomplete Cross-Border Tunnel Found in Naco

Release Date: 
April 28, 2017

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.

An incomplete border tunnel was uncovered by construction workers at the border fence.
An incomplete border tunnel was
uncovered by construction workers at
the border fence.

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.

Last modified: 
May 1, 2017