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Details on the underground drug tunnels which connected Tijuana to San Diego have emerged as the man who was in charge of the operation is facing prosecution in the San Diego federal courthouse. Jose Sanchez Villalobos, who was apprehended in January, is currently in federal custody in San Diego after the Mexican army captured him in the Mexican state of Jalisco.

The federal indictment, which was available unsealed on Wednesday, states how the Sinaloa cartel allowed other criminal groups to use the tunnels for a fee. It is believed that the other groups, especially the Arellano-Félix Organization, took advantage of the opportunity to use the sophisticated tunnels to move massive amounts of narcotics.

According to the Associated Press, over 70 drug smuggling tunnels have been found along the border since October of 2008. The vast majority of these are found near San Diego and Nogales, Arizona.

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benharper Nov. 14, 2012 @ 12:39 a.m.

FEDS, INFORMANTS FINGER U.S. GOVERNMENT AS DRUG TRAFFICKER http://whosarat.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=163286

read more about it here

My knowledge of all this comes from my time as British Ambassador in Uzbekistan. I ... watched the Jeeps ... bringing the heroin through from Afghanistan, en route to Europe. I watched the tankers of chemicals roaring into Afghanistan. The four largest players in the heroin business are all senior members of the Afghan government – the government that our soldiers are fighting and dying to protect. Craig Murray / The Mail, , July 21, 2007

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-469983/Britain-protecting-biggest-heroin-crop-time.html

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