The agents saw the group at around 1:30AM and began to approach them for questioning when a few members got scared and ran back inside what turned out to be a sizeable tunnel, complete with a ladder, that stretched all the way into Tijuana, just across the Mexican border.
30 people were arrested--23 Chinese nationals and 7 Mexican nationals.
According to officials, the tunnel started in a building in the Garita de Otay area of Tijuana, approximately 328 feet south of the border, with branches and dry brush being used to cover the opening.
While tunnels are not too uncommon along the border, with this new tunnel being the 13th passageway found along the California-Mexico border since 2006, using them to smuggle people into the country is.
In the past, tunnels have widely been used to transport illegal drugs.
Thats what I have been saying all along the wall is just a big waste of money— Andrew (@scboggie) August 27, 2017
The wall just got deeper! Let's add another $40 billion in tax payer dollars and say Mexico will reimburse us.— Zack (@wagz900) August 27, 2017
.— Working Deplorable (@Army_Veteran__) August 27, 2017
Fill ALL tunnels with water and seal them off.
Why would any sane person come to America when an idiot Trump is dictator?— SAKucharewicz (@SAKucharewicz) August 27, 2017