3 arrested after border tunnel bust
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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