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Drug-smuggling tunnel found under Canadian border

 

Thursday, July 21, 2005; Posted: 1:52 p.m. EDT (17:52 GMT)

 

SEATTLE, Washington (AP) -- Federal agents have shut down a drug-smuggling tunnel built under the U.S.-Canadian border north of Seattle -- the first such tunnel discovered on the nation's northern border, federal officials said Thursday.

 

Authorities had been monitoring construction of the tunnel for eight months and sealed it shortly after it opened Wednesday, making three to five arrests in the process, a government employee who had been briefed by local law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

 

The employee spoke Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the news had not been made public.

 

A news release Thursday morning from U.S. Attorney John McKay confirmed the tunnel, calling it the first found on the northern border. A news conference was scheduled for later Thursday, and no further details were given.

 

Federal authorities have discovered at least 12 tunnels along the U.S.-Mexico border since September 11, 2001, some of them only partially completed. Last year, Homeland Security began using technology developed by geophysicists to pinpoint suspicious terrain.

 

The U.S.-Canada tunnel ran from a greenhouse on the Canadian side to within about 100 yards of an abandoned house on the U.S. side, 300 feet from the border, according to the government source.

 

Michael Milne, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, declined to comment. The source said the investigation was handled largely by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI, but FBI agent Roberta A. Burroughs in Seattle said it was "another federal agency's investigation."

 

The tunnel was found north of Lynden, about 90 miles north of Seattle.

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I saw that too.

 

 

The feds knew it was goin on, and let them finish so they could bust them nice'n legal like.

 

:bthumb:

:charger: Big Brother's WATCHING.......... :charger:

it's getting where a fella can't puff a doobie with out being called a terroist :Spanish:

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Saw the report on tube. Wuz the Mounties what pinched them. Small wonder the feds on our side are passing the buck back and forth.

 

The newsboobs called it an international drug smuggling ring. I guess technically, five morons with shovels and pickaxes, a duct fan, string lights and a pile of tongue in groove roughcut qualifies as long as they dig under the border, but from the looks of the stoners and the bales of green they caught them with, we're not talkin Medellin cartel here. Looked more like a sequel to Fast Times at Ridgemont High or was it a repeat of episode 8 of The Trailerpark Boys.

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Whatever it takes to get some of that

"Killer Green Northern California Kind Bud" up to Canada!  :bthumb:

 

I sure hope that's the way it was going.

Who wants any of the nasty Canadian dank down here? ???

 

:rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:

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Whatever it takes to get some of that

"Killer Green Northern California Kind Bud" up to Canada!  :bthumb:

 

I sure hope that's the way it was going.

Who wants any of the nasty Canadian dank down here? ???

 

:rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:

Nope.. was going the other direction..

 

exchange rate being what it is and all that..

 

:D

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Was the tunnel for “Illegal drugs” or were retired people going over the get “affordable prescription drugs”?

Now THAT is funny.  I think you might have something there cutright - I think we need to go to Hawaii to get the illegal kind - don't we?

 

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