Unfinished tunnel discovered in Nogales with swamp cooler, generator

Posted: 5:38 PM, Aug 29, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-29 22:35:50-04
Unfinished tunnel discovered in Nogales
Unfinished tunnel discovered in Nogales

Border patrol agents discovered an unfinished tunnel near the DeConcini Port of Entry.

On August 26, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents were investigating a drainage system when they became suspicious of an opening in a cemetery in Nogales, Sonora. Agents were working in cooperation with Mexican authorities. 

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.

The tunnel had power cords, digging tools, a swamp cooler used for ventilation and a gas-powered generator.