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Unfinished tunnel into the U.S. discovered near Nogales

Posted at 4:39 PM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-30 01:10:47-04

NOGALES, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) -- Border patrol agents discovered an unfinished tunnel near the DeConcini Port of Entry.

On August 26, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents from the Tucson Sector were investigating a drainage system when they became suspicious of an opening in a cemetery in Nogales, Sonora. 

Upon further investigation, agents found a 20 inch by 20 inch opening with an unfinished tunnel. The tunnel reportedly traveled 5 feet down, then extended north below the international border and about 46 feet into the U.S.

Agents found digging tools, power cords, a gas-powered generator, and a small swamp cooler for ventilation