Tunnel in a KFC – level 3
The US federal authorities discovered a drug-smuggling tunnel between the USA and Mexico in an abandoned KFC restaurant.
The tunnel leads from a house in Mexico to the former fast-food restaurant in Arizona. Scott Brown from Homeland Security Department said that criminals smuggled a very significant quantity of hard narcotics across the border.
So far, police arrested the restaurant’s owner after police found packages of Class A drugs in his truck, but the authorities aim to identify everybody involved in the undertaking as the construction of the tunnel in itself was a crime.
Difficult words: smuggle (move something illegally to another country), abandoned (no longer used), former (ex-), Homeland Security Department (a part of government which makes sure people are safe), significant (great), narcotic (a drug that people use for pain or dulling sensation), Class A (most dangerous), undertaking (activity).
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