US-Mexico Tunnel – level 2
US authorities found a tunnel that links Mexico with the US. The tunnel starts in an industrial area in Tijuana, Mexico, and ends in San Diego, California.
It is .8 miles long which makes it the longest ever tunnel. Drug cartels used it to smuggle drugs from Mexico to the US.
US officials said that the tunnel is very sophisticated. There is a rail system, air ventilation, and also an elevator.
Criminal organizations have a lot of money and they try very hard to get drugs to the US. An official also said that the police did not arrest anybody, and they did not find any drugs in the tunnel.
Difficult words: drug cartel (a criminal organization that controls the production, transport and distribution of drugs), smuggle (to illegally move things or people), sophisticated (very clever and complicated).
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