Mexican police discover 627 ft. tunnel connecting to Calif.

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 6:38 AM PT — Wed. Oct. 10, 2018

This photo, released by U.S. Border Patrol, shows an underground tunnel connecting Mexico to the U.S.

Mexican police discover the first underground tunnel of the fiscal year beginning less than a football field away from the U.S. border.

According to reports Tuesday, the unfinished tunnel stretches 627 feet to connect a home in Jacumba, Mexico with Southern California.

While the tunnel’s exit does not break the surface, it does feature rail tracks, electricity and a pump system to remove water.

Border Patrol agents assisting Mexico with the investigation said the tunnel was likely being constructed to transport drugs across the border.

The tunnel will likely be filled in by dirt after the investigation ends.