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Border Patrol agents find another Nogales tunnel

Border Patrol agents have discovered yet another smuggling tunnel in Nogales.

Agents found the tunnel about 150 yards west of the downtown DeConcini Port of Entry and about 50 feet north of the international border fence.

Spokesman Rob Daniels says the tunnel crossed beneath the border and was tied into a corrugated-steel drainage system inside Mexico a few feet south of and parallel to the east-west fence.

Agents came across it Friday while searching the area because Nogales police had seized marijuana and apprehended several illegal immigrants nearby the day before.

The tunnel was the 11th discovered in the Nogales area since October, when the current fiscal year began. Six were discovered in the same period a year earlier.

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