Federal officials last night (October 21) seized control of a cross-border super tunnel running from a Tijuana warehouse to the Otay Center Warehouse at 2587 Otay Center Drive. Twenty-two people were arrested in San Diego and Tijuana and 12 tons of marijuana were confiscated.
It is considered one of the largest tunnels uncovered in recent years. The tunnel is about eight football fields in length and is believed to be equipped with a rail system, lighting, and electricity.
The tunnel was discovered after six months of investigation by a task force made up of personnel from Homeland Security, the Drug Enforcement Administration. and the United States Border Patrol.