By: Andrew Krammer
Approximately 30 tons of marijuana was discovered Wednesday in a drug-smuggling tunnel in the Otay Mesa section of San Diego, the New York Times reports.
The smuggling operation ran a ventilated and lit tunnel with a rail system, authorities said. The 600-yard tunnel connects a warehouse in Tijuana, Mexico with one in the Otay Mesa industrial area of San Diego, CNN reports.
About 26 tons of marijuana, 10 of which were intercepted by authorities Tuesday, had been transported through the tunnel to San Diego, officials said. An additional five tons were found by the Mexican military inside the Tijuana warehouse, officials said.