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Drug Smuggling Tunnel

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Drug Smuggling Tunnel

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Drug Smuggling Tunnel

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Jacki Lyden speaks with Donald Thornhill, spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Agency, about the discovery of a 1000-foot tunnel used to smuggle drugs from Mexico to the United States. He says the tunnel connects a private home in the mountains east of San Diego to a house in the Mexican border town of Tecate. The tunnel is lighted and has steel rails to carry carts through it. Officials guess it had been in operation for two to three years.