Tunnel from Mexico - level 2

Tunnel from Mexico - level 2

13-11-2013 06:00

Police found a smuggling tunnel between Mexico and the USA. It’s another win for the war on drugs.

The tunnel is 1,760 feet long (536 metres) and it is fitted with a rail system, ventilation and electricity. More than 17,000 pounds (7,711 kilograms) of marijuana and 325 pounds (147 kilograms) of cocaine were found in the tunnel. All of it was confiscated.

Police say that this is the first time cocaine has been found in a smuggling tunnel. Three people were arrested.

Difficult words: smuggling tunnel (tunnel for taking something from one country to another illegally), fitted (has), confiscate (take officially).

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