Two transborder tunnels uncovered in Tijuana, Mexico

Mexican authorities discovered two hidden tunnels in Tijuana leading under the U.S. border on 13 December 2016 (Aristegui). The Attorney General’s Office (PRG) reported the tunnels were found in the Garita de Otay neighborhood of Tijuana and were thought to belong to the Sinaloa Cartel and used to transport drugs. The PRG also revealed one of the tunnels led to San Diego, while the other was still under construction. Sources at the U.S. consulate confirmed they had obtained information about the reactivation of the tunnels, which led to further investigations by the Mexican Criminal Investigation Agency and ultimately their discovery (El Sol de Tijuana and Aristegui).