Several hours ago, the Associated Press released an article that confused me.
In fact, I read it a couple of times.
Read it and I’ll tell you my opinion after that.
(AP) – 10 hours ago
TUCSON, Ariz. — Another border tunnel has been found on Arizona’s border with Mexico.
U.S. Border Patrol agents working in cooperation with local and federal law enforcement agencies found a tunnel Friday in Nogales, under the southbound lane at the DeConcini Port of Entry.
The weight of a passenger bus caused a collapse in the road.
Border Patrol agents, with assistance from Mexican law enforcement, discovered an unfinished tunnel originating in Mexico.
From Oct. 1, 2009, to July 31, 2010, five tunnels were identified within the Tucson Sector. During the same period last year, 20 tunnels were discovered.
Authorities say smugglers mostly use tunnels to move drugs to the U.S.
Okay, so two paragraphs in this article give credit to Border Patrol, local, state and Mexican authorities for finding this tunnel.
It was actually the weight of the bus that caused the road to give way. So, it was the bus that actually alerted law enforcement to the fact that something just wasn’t right with the road.
Just wanted to give credit where credit was due, since the media seems to have taken the focus off of the object that actually discovered the tunnel.
Border residents are grateful for that bus.
I also noticed that there is a focus on the discovery of tunnels in 2010 (5) AND 2009 (20). There is a significant decline between last year and this year, which gives credibility to those decreased numbers that everyone was talking about.
Should Arizona actually direct any border money toward heavy busses?