Border Patrol agents say they are ill-equipped to detect drug tunnels (Video)

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Border Patrol agents say they are ill-equipped to detect drug tunnels (Video)

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As the U.S. debates the border wall proposed by President Trump, a new, illicit world is emerging underground.

And while Trump believes a wall will thwart illegal immigrants and drug dealers, it will do little to address the daunting labyrinth law enforcement authorities are confronting below the ground, a challenge that officials say they are ill-equipped to address.

There are at least 180 cross-border tunnels and intricate drainage systems between Mexico and California and Arizona, according to the Border Patrol, and drug dealers and human traffickers, known as coyotes, use these tunnels to move drugs and illegally smuggle people across the border largely undetected. As the number of tunnels grow and become more sophisticated, Border Patrol agents say they are falling behind in finding technology that will detect them.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/07/05/bo ... nnels.html

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