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Tunnel Discovered Under US-Mexico Border


U.S. border officials have found a tunnel under the U.S.-Mexican border in southern California and say they suspect it was used to smuggle drugs or people.

A spokeswoman for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency says the tunnel is near the border town of San Ysidro, south of San Diego.

She says the tunnel is about 11 meters long and one meter square in diameter. She says trash and other evidence was found in the tunnel indicating it had been used recently.

Each year, thousands of people illegally enter the United States from Mexico. U.S. lawmakers recently ordered construction of security fencing along the border to curb illegal crossing.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.