VIDEO: Drug smuggling tunnel to Mexico found in abandoned KFC restaurant
Homeland Security Investigations and the Border Patrol obtained a search warrant at a former KFC restaurant in San Luis, Arizona, near the border with Mexico.
Inside, they found a tunnel in the kitchen area.
The tunnel was only eight inches in diameter, but was 22 feet deep and nearly 600 feet long, ending at a trap door in a home in Mexico.
HSI and Border Patrol say the tunnel was used to smuggle illegal drugs across the border. KYMA TV reporrts that the drugs were being pulled through the tunnel by a rope.
"To break that down, I'll give you approximate rounded off numbers,” said Scott Brown with HSI. “That was over 118 kilograms of methamphetamine, over six kilograms of cocaine, over three kilograms of fentanyl, over 13 kilograms of white heroin and over six kilograms of brown heroin. I would particularly note that just the three kilograms of fentanyl translates to over three million dosage units."
The tunnel is currently still under investigation.