11 March 2017
ANGRY PATRIOT MOVEMENT — If this doesn’t prove the need for a wall, I don’t know what will.
The U.S. Border Patrol has discovered 224 underground tunnels used by Mexican cartels for human trafficking and drug smuggling. The Border Tunnel Entry Team, a special division of the Border Patrol, is tasked with infiltrating the extensive tunnel network, and have been dubbed “tunnel rats.” (via ABC News)
Cartels are currently able to smuggle smaller shipments of heroin and cocaine through existing border check points, or by crossing the border illegally, so the tunnels are used for larger shipments. The tunnels are sophisticated — including a rail system, lighting, and ventilation. One tunnel is 70 feet deep and almost 3,000 feet long.
Huge shipments of marijuana are now smuggled underground, since the large quantity and foul odor are easily detected at Border Crossings. […]