Federal officials seized more than a ton of marijuana today (March 23) and arrested four people as a cross-border tunnel running from Mexicali to Calexico was thwarted.
The tunnel runs 415 yards from the El Sarape Restaurant in Mexicali to a Calexico home at 902 E. Third Street; it's the first such tunnel discovered in Calexico in a decade.
Two people were arrested in Arizona and two others in Calexico on Tuesday (March 23). They were charged with various drug-related offenses. Federal officials said this was the first instance in which drug traffickers are known to have purchased property and constructed a house for the sole purpose of concealing narcotics traffic.