Off and Running!

Tammy and I drove down from Phoenix today to begin our 24 hours of coverage of border issues, specifically the effects of drug and human smuggling on the border area. When we arrived in Nogales, we found out the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement had discovered a new drug tunnel that led from Mexico, right under the new billion dollar border fence,  into the front porch of a home located less than 20 feet from the fence.

That’s an example of the ingenuity these drug smuggling organizations are using. Listening to border agents, we find that every time they make an advancement in drug interdiction, the drug gangs figure out a way to get around it.

We snapped some pictures of the scene. I’ll include one here, but Tammy did a much better job of documenting what it looks like and she’ll post some pictures in the morning.

These floor boards conceal a drug tunnel that leads 70 feet into Mexico.

We hope you log in and read our blog over the next 24 hours. We’ll have some insight and observations here that don’t make it into our regular television coverage. For now, I’m going to try to get a couple of hours of shut-eye. The 3am wakeup call for CBS 5 Morning News is going to come mighty early!

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