Agency: Incomplete cross-border tunnel discovered in Nogales

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In a May 25, 2019 photo, construction workers install sections of fencing for a privately-funded border fence on private land in Sunland Park, New Mexico. A leader with the group that’s been raising funds to build a southern border wall on its own says they erected less than a mile of wall on private land […]

The U.S. Border Patrol says its agents and Mexican federal police discovered an incomplete cross-border tunnel under a parking lot in Nogales.

The agency said Friday the tunnel spotted Wednesday was connected to a storm drain that runs into the United States from Mexico.

Border Patrol says the tunnel, as well as digging and cutting tools, was found during a sweep to help prevent illegal movement of contraband and people across the border.

The agency said the tunnel extended 12 feet (4 meters) into the United States and 5 feet (1.5 meters) into Mexico.

The agency said no immediate arrest was made and authorities will secure the tunnel.

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