It was right under her nose.
Mexican authorities discovered a 650-foot tunnel built by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in Tijuana – across from a National Guard base, Mexico News Daily reported.
The tunnel, equipped with ventilation, lighting, and carts and rails, was discovered after a pack of marijuana was left in front of the house where the tunnel was hidden.
Authorities believe the intent was to connect to an underpass from Tijuana to San Diego, which was discovered in 2019 as part of a network built by the now-incarcerated Guzman.
The US Drug Enforcement Administration estimates that there are more than 13,000 narcotunnels in Mexico, most of them in areas controlled by the Sinaloa cartel.
Some of these tunnels can span nearly 1,500 feet, Mexico News Daily told.
Guzman, once the most notorious drug king in Mexico, was extradited to the United States, convicted, and taken to a Supermax prison in Colorado in 2019.