CALEXICO, Calif. – A $240,000 home outside San Diego was built for the sole purpose of hiding a drug tunnel that ran all the way to Mexico, according to federal drug enforcement officials.
Agents uncovered the completed drug tunnel in a fairly new house in Calexico, a border city about 100 miles east of San Diego. The home is on land that was purchased for $240,000, had three bedrooms, and was constructed last year to hide the tunnel, according to KSWB.
Contractors were instructed to leave room for a “floor safe,” agents said.
The 415-yard tunnel leads south to Mexicali, Mexico, where the other end opens up into a restaurant, federal officials said.
Four people were arrested and face charges, including drug trafficking and money laundering.
In all, agents found 3,000 pounds of marijuana during their searches.