Several hours ago, an AP article alerted the world that the weight of a bus caused the collapse of a road in a very curious spot in Nogales. The collapse in the road alerted law enforcement to a border tunnel directly under the Nogales, Arizona Port of Entry.
The AP article emphasized that drug tunnel discoveries were significantly down in Arizona. Specifically, 20 were discovered in 2009. Only five tunnels were discovered in the same period of time this year, in 2010.
Several days ago, NBC San Diego quoted the Department of Homeland Security as stating that the number of border tunnels has actually increased significantly, 63% in the last several years.
Additionally, they state that these tunnels are a growing threat to national security.
If these “numbers” are true from DHS, it doesn’t make sense that the tunnels would actually be down in Arizona. It would make more sense that the “discoveries” in Arizona would be down.