Authorities find incomplete, solar-powered tunnel leading to Mexico

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U.S. and Mexican authorities have discovered an incomplete, solar-powered tunnel connecting the two countries in a rugged, remote area east of San Diego. (CBP San Diego)

U.S. and Mexican authorities have discovered an incomplete, solar-powered tunnel connecting the two countries in a rugged, remote area east of San Diego.

The U.S. Border Patrol said Tuesday that the clandestine passage measured 627 feet (191 meters), including 336 feet (102 meters) into the United States in the town of Jacumba.

The tunnel had solar-powered lighting and a ventilation system. It was also lined with a rail system that ran the entire length of the tunnel and had two sump pumps.

Mexican authorities discovered the tunnel on Sept. 19.

Officials have found many cross-border tunnels often incomplete. They said the passages are often used to smuggle drugs from Mexico to the U.S.

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