U.S. Border Patrol agents say they have discovered a partially completed smuggling tunnel west of the border crossing in Nogales.
The tunnel led from storm drains along the border into the U.S. but was still under construction and didn’t have an exit.
The hand-dug tunnel discovered Saturday was about four feet tall and extended just four feet its start in drainage conduits. A similar tunnel was discovered March 4 in the same general area.
Agents have found dozens of drug tunnels in Nogales since the 1990s. The proliferation of tunnels is attributed to the government putting more border fencing, Border Patrol agents and technology at the border in recent years.