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Mexican authorities investigating U.S. border wall tunnel

Hermosillo, Sonora — Mexican authorities are investigating the recent discovery of a tunnel along the U.S. border wall. The tunnel was found May 1 by Mexican officials patrolling the Sonora border wall.

Details surrounding the tunnel are vague, however, photos show the tunnel to go under the wall and directly out several meters to the U.S. side.

The tunnel appears to have been dug only deep enough to pass under the wall and directly out the other side. Photo: FGE May 1, 2024.

Authorities have not said how deep or long the tunnel is, only that it was found on the side of the border wall in San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora and was likely used to traffic drugs and migrants.

On May 1, elements of the State Public Security Police (PESP) reported finding the tunnel while carrying out prevention and surveillance tours. Those tours were in coordination with Border Patrol Personnel from the “Enlace” group.

At the excavation site (tunnel), authorities reported finding various tools used to dig the tunnel, among them, shovels, bars and buckets which were covered with regional leaves and weeds.

State authorities in Sonora have seized and disabled the tunnel. Photo: FGE May 1, 2024.

The tunnel was secured by police and the excavation area disabled.

The Public Ministry of the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic (FGR) in Sonora has begun an investigation into those responsible.