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Authorities investigate discovery of cross-border drug tunnel

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Posted at 3:15 PM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 20:37:35-04

SAN DIEGO - U.S. and Mexican authorities are investigating the discovery of a cross-border drug tunnel that reportedly connects Tijuana to Otay Mesa.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed the discovery Thursday afternoon but did not provide any further details.

10News learned that Mexican federal authorities surrounded an ice shop in a Tijuana neighborhood earlier in the day. Authorities entered the business and broke through the floor to find the tunnel entrance.

The tunnel stretches about 400 yards, 10News learned.

No arrests have been made as of 5 p.m. Thursday.

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