NOGALES, SONORA, MEXICO (Tucson News Now) - Authorities in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico are investigating a possible drug tunnel.
Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada said the tunnel may have started near the Mariposa Port of Entry on the Mexico side of the border.
The tunnel is not completed, so it does not connect to the United States. It ends about 300 feet from the U.S./Mexico border.
Estrada said the area is "prime territory" for drug tunnels, and this is an ongoing issue.
Border Patrol issued the following statement about the tunnel on Monday, March 28:
"The Nogales Border Patrol Station received information from Mexican authorities about a possible tunnel discovery in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. The investigation into this possible tunnel discovery is ongoing. No further information is available at this time."