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Another narco-tunnel, which are used to smuggle narcotics and humans from Mexico to the United States, was uncovered in Mexicali on Saturday, January 5th. According to the Mexicali police chief, Marco Antonio, the tunnel is 10 meters deep and 30 meters long. It was located in a warehouse about 300 meters from the U.S. border, in the capital city of Baja California.

One man was arrested at the scene, which was unveiled after an anonymous tip. The tunnel featured cement walls, ventilation, and lighting.

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EverNewEcoN Jan. 6, 2013 @ 9:26 a.m.

I've proposed a partial legalization of marijuana, under a public health umbrella, to, among other things, undercut crime.

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I've proposed, not meaning to imply there's no need for a border, a migrant worker rationalization program:

http://evernewecon.weebly.com/#amigos

As to the hypocrisy vis-a-vis the citizenship twilight in Samoa and the accelerated citizenship in Hawaii where that was preferred by very rich people controlling policy.

http://evernewecon.weebly.com/#hypocrisyville

SDR Mod's: Each is precisely on point and original, so I hope you don't mind the links today.

(The site's "market progressive" (does not overlook the monopoly in the house,) prioritizes health, economically (is public health/medical care economics oriented) and obviously San Diego based.)

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Visduh Jan. 6, 2013 @ 2:06 p.m.

This story seems to be missing a detail or two. The tunnel is 30 meters long, yet it is 300 meters from the border. A tunnel would have to reach all the way to the border and then well beyond it in order to be of use. So, as described this is a tunnel to nowhere, and must be the beginnings of one that was probably going to have to be 500 to 600 meters long. A nice start, but a long way from being finished.

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Javajoe25 Jan. 6, 2013 @ 4:36 p.m.

So the question then becomes, if someone digs a tunnel on their property that is 10 meters deep and 30 meters long, but still 270 meters from the border, have they done anything illegal?

Anyone can say what they want in terms of what that tunnel might have been used for if it were to actually go under the border, but considering this one was far from that...? They may not require the same burden of proof down in Mexico that we do here, but it seems to me a half decent lawyer would get this guy off pronto.

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Visduh Jan. 6, 2013 @ 8:15 p.m.

Yeah, yeah, it was a wine cellar! At that depth, even here in SD County, the year-round temp would have been just about 55 degrees, the ideal temp for storing vintage reds.

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Visduh Jan. 6, 2013 @ 8:33 p.m.

Meant to say that, even in Imperial County, the temp would stay around 55.

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