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Drugs worth $30million seized from tunnel under Donald Trump’s wall in California

DRUGS worth almost $30 million have been seized from a tunnel under Donald Trump's wall in California. 

Federal agents said the drugs were being smuggled through a 670-yard tunnel linking two warehouses in the cities of San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico.

Among the substances seized were 1,300 pounds of cocaine, 86 pounds of methamphetamine, 17 pounds of heroin, 3,000 pounds of marijuana, and over two pounds of fentanyl.

Authorities said the combined estimated street value of the drugs was $29.6 million.

The tunnel ran below a section of the border on which Donald Trump's wall has already been built.

The wall was a centrepiece of the president's 2016 election campaign, and is designed to stop the flow of illegal immigration from Mexico into the United States.

Around 600 miles of wall have so far been built along the 2000-mile border between the two countries.

The tunnel ran around 31 feet below the surface, and was first discovered on March 19 by the San Diego Tunnel Task Force.

It featured reinforce walls, ventilation, and lighting, as well as a railway track for ferrying the drugs.


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Authorities spent over a week removing all of the drugs discovered, though no-one has yet been arrested.

A statement released by DEA Special Agent in Charge John W. Callery read: “These tunnels show the determination of drug trafficking organizations to subvert our border controls and smuggle deadly drugs into our community."

Cardell T. Morant, acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in San Diego, added: “I hope this sends a clear message that, despite the ongoing public health crisis, HSI and our law enforcement partners will remain resilient and continue to pursue criminal organizations responsible for the cross-border smuggling of narcotics into the United States."

Many cities around the US are currently on lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak with only essential services still running.

The virus has so far infected more than 188,000 people and killed at least 4,059 in the US, making it officially the worst-affected country in the world.

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