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Tunnel discovered near San Diego-Mexico border, DHS confirms

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Posted at 11:05 AM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 18:42:38-04

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV) -- Mexican authorities are investigating the discovery of a tunnel near the Otay Mesa border in San Diego, U.S. officials said.

Department of Homeland Security officials confirmed the discovery Thursday morning but did not provide any further details.

“At this time, U.S. authorities are aware of a tunnel discovered by Mexican law enforcement officials near the Otay Mesa border. However, we have not yet determined whether the tunnel entered into the U.S.," said Lauren Mack, a spokeswoman with the DHS.

All that is known at this time is that the tunnel is in Mexican territory, south of Otay Mesa which stretches east of 805 and south of the 905 freeways.

10News station partner Televisa reports that the tunnel does cross the border. Images from the scene show the business located in an industrial area northeast of Tijuana's International Airport.

Stay with 10News for updates on this developing story.