Border officers find drug tunnel in Nogales

2013-12-20T00:00:00Z 2013-12-20T20:27:10Z Border officers find drug tunnel in NogalesArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
December 20, 2013 12:00 am  • 

A completed drug tunnel was found Tuesday night in the backyard shed of a Nogales house, border officials say.

A tip led officers from the Nogales Tunnel Task Force to a house about a half mile north of the Arizona-Sonora border where they found the entrance to the tunnel in the backyard, according to a news release from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which leads the multiagency task force.

The crude, hand-dug tunnel is about 52 feet long and about 2 feet wide. It is about 3 feet tall and has wood shoring.

No people or drugs were found inside the tunnel.

However, authorities seized 8 pounds of heroin, 3 pounds of marijuana and more than $1,400 in cash inside the house.

Information on criminal charges in the case was not immediately available .

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