Friday, June 17, 2011

Smugglers target Arizona for two of every three illegal border tunnels

Smugglers target Arizona for two of every three illegal border tunnels... AZ has more than 90 illegal tunnels under its border with Mexico, the most discovered in any state in the Southwest, law enforcement officials told senators this week.
Investigators have uncovered 88 in Nogales, Ariz., alone since the 1990s, accounting for more than half of the 153 tunnels found on the border..DHS said that since 1990, officials have found 42 tunnels into San Diego, 12 to Calexico, Calif., and two to Tierra Del Sol, Calif....Feinstein said she will introduce a bill next week to strengthen the existing Border Tunnel Protection Act of 2006 by making “the use, construction or financing of a border tunnel a conspiracy offense.”

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  1. Customs Attributes Counter-Tunnel Successes to Increased Collaboration

    Strategies for combating illegal tunnels on the Southwest border, including increased collaboration between U.S. and Mexican law enforcement agencies, are producing positive results, a top-level Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official testified before the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control on Wednesday.

    “Our growing partnership with Mexico is critical to our continued success in disrupting criminal activity along the Southwest border,”