Border Patrol brokers found a 60-foot-long tunnel nonetheless in progress this week on the U.S.-Mexico border in South Texas.
It’s situated in Hidalgo, alongside roughly the identical stretch of the border that President Donald Trump personally visited earlier in January.
It would run under where Trump has proposed a wall go.
Border Patrol contacted Othal Brand, the president of the Hidalgo County Water Improvement District 3, for assist. The tunnel is situated about 1,500 toes downriver from his pump station, on U.S. Fish and Wildlife property.
“You’ve seen them on the information in Arizona and New Mexico and stuff like that, however I’ve by no means seen one in the (Rio Grande) Valley,” mentioned Brand. “That’s the primary one I’ve seen in our yard.”
He mentioned he’s used his gear to assist federal authorities earlier than.
“We have equipment that they don’t have, and we’ve helped them in the past,” he mentioned. “And they thought we might have something that we could just collapse it with.”