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Monday, March 8th, 2021

Border patrol discovers smuggling tunnel, arrests 30

After arresting 30 illegal aliens near the Otay Mesa port of entry in the San Diego sector, U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered a tunnel apparently being used to smuggle illegal aliens into the United States.

The agents encountered 30 people including 23 Chinese nationals and seven Mexican nationals. They are now in Border Patrol custody pending further questioning.

After arresting the illegal aliens, border patrol searched the area and discovered the tunnel. The tunnel’s exit is located just north of the secondary fence near the Otay Mesa port of entry.

Members of the San Diego Tunnel Task Force, led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), were called in to investigate the scene and are coordinating with Mexican law enforcement.