3 arrested after border tunnel bust

Published: Feb. 11, 2014 at 11:36 PM MST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2018 at 5:24 PM MST
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NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Authorities arrested three suspects after shutting down the biggest drug tunnel ever found in Nogales Monday.

ICE's Security Investigations also seized more than 640 pounds of marijuana and a half pound of heroin during the takedown, according to a news release.

The 481-foot tunnel runs between two private homes on either side of the border and has a sophisticated pathway, electric lighting and fans for air circulation.

Authorities charged 41-year-old Jose Solorzano-Flores, 41-year-old Jose Mario Armenta-Valdez and 22-year-old Jesus Alberto Ramirez-Valencia with drug conspiracy in a federal complaint. They went to U.S. District Court in Tucson Tuesday afternoon.

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