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(International Business Times)   Sometimes you gotta feel sorry for those Mexico drug lords. They spend a year building an underground cocaine railway into California and the customs killjoys go and spoil their fun   (ibtimes.co.uk) divider line 41
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2013-11-01 09:00:13 AM
I feel no sorrow for anyone profiting on drugs.

/hates drug abuse
/likes sarcastic fark headlines.
 
2013-11-01 09:01:02 AM
They found Tom. Dick is full of sand. It's up to Harry.

/as before, not remotely obscure
 
2013-11-01 09:01:44 AM
better call Saul... of the Mole Men.
 
2013-11-01 09:03:53 AM
millions?  pfft... probably used mexicans probably cost them 100$ plus materials
 
2013-11-01 09:04:26 AM
Actually, Eric Holder dug it himself to transport guns, it just became dual purpose when the cartel offered him a 10% discount on blow.
 
2013-11-01 09:05:32 AM
Cost millions to make?  I'm not going to estimate the material cost of rails, electric, and ventilation over 1700 feet, but I'd be certain not one person was paid to dig that tunnel.  There's no way it's in the millions, unless perhaps there are permanent steel support beams in the walls and ceilings.

Beyond that, nice job arresting 3 guys and not following them.  Idiots.
 
2013-11-01 09:05:41 AM

digilos: millions?  pfft... probably used mexicans probably cost them 100$ plus materials


It's those cop math construction costs
 
2013-11-01 09:05:43 AM
Prices going up. You boss will need a raise. Just for him.
 
2013-11-01 09:05:51 AM
Do the Mexico drug lords vote for the Democrat party?
 
2013-11-01 09:06:21 AM
It's in their contract. Build a better tunnel and give away the old one. Makes it look like the DEA is doing something besides jerking off.
 
2013-11-01 09:09:25 AM
Another "This didn't actually happen" story. Yes, the tunnel exists, but that's about the only truth here.
 
2013-11-01 09:09:35 AM
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokeswoman Virginia Kice said the underground passageway was found before it could have been used.

I'm curious as to how they know that.
 
2013-11-01 09:09:41 AM

Nana's Vibrator: Cost millions to make?  I'm not going to estimate the material cost of rails, electric, and ventilation over 1700 feet, but I'd be certain not one person was paid to dig that tunnel.  There's no way it's in the millions, unless perhaps there are permanent steel support beams in the walls and ceilings.

Beyond that, nice job arresting 3 guys and not following them.  Idiots.

Custom officials also seized more than eight tonnes of marijuana and 325lb (147kg) of cocaine. Three men were later arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana and cocaine with intent to supply.


Apparently they did follow them, and seized a lot of drugs.
 
2013-11-01 09:13:03 AM

ongbok: Nana's Vibrator: Custom officials also seized more than eight tonnes of marijuana and 325lb (147kg) of cocaine. Three men were later arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana and cocaine with intent to supply.

Apparently they did follow them, and seized a lot of drugs.


You call 325 pounds of cocaine a lot?  I used to know people who did that in a week!
/OK, slight exaggeration.
 
2013-11-01 09:13:07 AM

Nana's Vibrator: Cost millions to make?  I'm not going to estimate the material cost of rails, electric, and ventilation over 1700 feet, but I'd be certain not one person was paid to dig that tunnel.  There's no way it's in the millions, unless perhaps there are permanent steel support beams in the walls and ceilings.

Beyond that, nice job arresting 3 guys and not following them.  Idiots.


You read all of that in the article, huh?
 
2013-11-01 09:13:52 AM
In other business news, the Sinaloa Drug Cartel reported lower than expected earnings this quarter due to a major drug tunnel being discovered.
"We are saddend by the news of our state-of-the-art drug transfer system being compromised but we are looking to the next quarter with hopes of recovery.  Our product is still in high demands and we have other means of transporting our products to our consumers."  said CEO of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel, Boss X.

"We we'll be offsetting some profits in the next quarter as we exact revenge on those who narced on us.  Bullets and machetes are not cheap."

Sinaloa Drug Cartel closed 5% down on the Underground Profiteering Network yesterday.
 
2013-11-01 09:20:24 AM

Ned Stark: Do the Mexico drug lords vote for the Democrat party?


obviously, especially the dead ones.
 
2013-11-01 09:25:29 AM

FoxEWolf: I feel no sorrow for anyone profiting on drugs.

/hates drug abuse
/likes sarcastic fark headlines.



Wow, Starbucks and Pfizer must be swear words in your household, then!
 
2013-11-01 09:25:33 AM

brimed03: They found Tom. Dick is full of sand. It's up to Harry.

/as before, not remotely obscure



Nice. I even read that in Richard Attenborough's voice.
 
2013-11-01 09:27:56 AM
"They've worked very hard over a year, maybe two years to build a tunnel of this sophistication. It's taken hundreds of thousands of man hours and millions of dollars to complete,"

Kinda weird that they are just discovering this tunnel now.  You would thing that this kind of sophistication and man hours would have been noticeable to authorities a lot sooner.
 
2013-11-01 09:30:07 AM
A tunnel with powered rails, eh? Maybe they were just mining for diamonds.
 
2013-11-01 09:30:12 AM
Wonder why someone has not use a horizontal drilling rig to put a pipe under the border.
Then all that would be needed to push a package would be a little compressed air.
If plastic pipe was used then metal detectors would have a hard time locating it.
A small truck, a rig on a trailer and three workers in one shift can put about 600 feet of 2" pipe in the ground at around $50 per foot. Thats using union labor too.
So for around $50,000 the whole system could be installed.
Instead of "It's taken hundreds of thousands of man hours and millions of dollars to complete,".
 
2013-11-01 09:31:06 AM
T shirt cannons...
 
2013-11-01 09:40:45 AM

brimed03: They found Tom. Dick is full of sand. It's up to Harry.

/as before, not remotely obscure



We dig!!
 
2013-11-01 09:51:19 AM
I always wonder why liquor distillers don't do this.
 
2013-11-01 09:54:04 AM

kqc7011: Wonder why someone has not use a horizontal drilling rig to put a pipe under the border.
Then all that would be needed to push a package would be a little compressed air.
If plastic pipe was used then metal detectors would have a hard time locating it.
A small truck, a rig on a trailer and three workers in one shift can put about 600 feet of 2" pipe in the ground at around $50 per foot. Thats using union labor too.
So for around $50,000 the whole system could be installed.
Instead of "It's taken hundreds of thousands of man hours and millions of dollars to complete,".


Well, if I was a high-falootin' narco-trafficer with a serious-business mustache, I wouldn't trust such a setup at all; how would I know for certain who was on the other end of the pipe? With a tunnel at least I'm sending my own guy all the way.

/has a strictly amateur-hour mustache anyways
 
2013-11-01 09:56:45 AM
so does this mean we're finally winning the war on drugs?
 
2013-11-01 10:23:16 AM

FoxEWolf: I feel no sorrow for anyone profiting on drugs.

/hates drug abuse
/likes sarcastic fark headlines.


While not especially sympathetic towards drug cartels, I feel no sorrow for any politician who supports the "war on drugs."

There was no "drug problem" before prohibition movements started in the early 20th century. You didn't buy from a dealer; you bought from a pharmacy. People who wanted them got them, no one died over it, and since they were made in factories rather than some shack in the jungle, there was some reasonable expectation of purity and strength. Crack didn't exist. Drug lords didn't exist. No one was showing up beheaded in Mexico. If you screwed up and got addicted, you got help without fear of ending up in jail. I could go on.

It's not the drugs. It's the hard-handed, unchanging way that big governments deal with them.
 
2013-11-01 10:24:51 AM
Man... I really need to start a Mexican drug cartel.
 
2013-11-01 10:26:26 AM

browneye: Kinda weird that they are just discovering this tunnel now.  You would thing that this kind of sophistication and man hours would have been noticeable to authorities a lot sooner.


It likely didnt take anywhere near that long.  People used to dig tunnels like this 2000 years ago.  It really isnt that hard.  Use modern tools/equipment, I bet you 3 dudes did that shiat in a month or so.
 
2013-11-01 10:43:51 AM

Alonjar: Man... I really need to start a Mexican drug cartel.


Be careful what you say. NSA is always watching you.
 
2013-11-01 10:49:52 AM

Alonjar: Man... I really need to start a Mexican drug cartel.


*Decapitates Alonjar*

"...pinche gringo!"
 
2013-11-01 10:54:38 AM

FoxEWolf: Alonjar: Man... I really need to start a Mexican drug cartel.

Be careful what you say. NSA is always watching you.


Either they have an agent full time on this site or have just given up and filter all the alerts they get from this site.
 
2013-11-01 11:04:11 AM

DreamWalker: FoxEWolf: Alonjar: Man... I really need to start a Mexican drug cartel.

Be careful what you say. NSA is always watching you.

Either they have an agent full time on this site or have just given up and filter all the alerts they get from this site.


Yeah and even so, with all the controversy in the media about them, nobody can take them seriously.

/fark the NSA
 
2013-11-01 11:11:17 AM

Hunchentoot: kqc7011: Wonder why someone has not use a horizontal drilling rig to put a pipe under the border.
Then all that would be needed to push a package would be a little compressed air.
If plastic pipe was used then metal detectors would have a hard time locating it.
A small truck, a rig on a trailer and three workers in one shift can put about 600 feet of 2" pipe in the ground at around $50 per foot. Thats using union labor too.
So for around $50,000 the whole system could be installed.
Instead of "It's taken hundreds of thousands of man hours and millions of dollars to complete,".

Well, if I was a high-falootin' narco-trafficer with a serious-business mustache, I wouldn't trust such a setup at all; how would I know for certain who was on the other end of the pipe? With a tunnel at least I'm sending my own guy all the way.

/has a strictly amateur-hour mustache anyways

Because both ends of the pipe are in buildings that are controlled by the trafficker.
When the pipe is being installed the end part of the pipe is steerable (left, right, up and down) to within a foot or two of the intended target.
The center of a 24' by 24' foot building is a easy end point.

 
2013-11-01 11:57:58 AM

pedrop357: I always wonder why liquor distillers don't do this.


Because liquor is legal, and it's safer and easier to just go with the legal system. Especially when your customers are willing to pay the taxes anyway.
 
2013-11-01 11:59:24 AM
Also, something about a 10 foot wall and an 11 foot ladder comes to mind.

I'm sure they got more than enough through this tunnel to justify its cost, which is likely far, far lower than the DEA said it was. So the DEA found this one. They'll build another, it's not that hard. Why can't we just stop the charade?
 
2013-11-01 12:07:18 PM
And they didn't leave the tunnel "undiscovered" why? Seriously. Just monitor it, wait for a complete shipment to come through, follow it, then seize it. Let the guys responsible for losing the drugs go back through the tunnel. They will be dealt with and we don't have to pay for prosecuting them or housing them in jail. Do it all right and you might be able to seize several big shipments before they wise up that the tunnel is monitored AND you can track down and dismantle a few distribution points. Then when they finally stop using it just set a few charges to collapse it and repeat the process with the next one they dig.
 
2013-11-01 12:30:29 PM

Hunchentoot: kqc7011: Wonder why someone has not use a horizontal drilling rig to put a pipe under the border.
Then all that would be needed to push a package would be a little compressed air.
If plastic pipe was used then metal detectors would have a hard time locating it.
A small truck, a rig on a trailer and three workers in one shift can put about 600 feet of 2" pipe in the ground at around $50 per foot. Thats using union labor too.
So for around $50,000 the whole system could be installed.
Instead of "It's taken hundreds of thousands of man hours and millions of dollars to complete,".

Well, if I was a high-falootin' narco-trafficer with a serious-business mustache, I wouldn't trust such a setup at all; how would I know for certain who was on the other end of the pipe? With a tunnel at least I'm sending my own guy all the way.

/has a strictly amateur-hour mustache anyways


www.morethings.com

Has serious-business mustache, will travel.
 
2013-11-01 04:00:57 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

...was it just me?
 
2013-11-01 05:31:21 PM

Hacker_X: And they didn't leave the tunnel "undiscovered" why? Seriously. Just monitor it, wait for a complete shipment to come through, follow it, then seize it. Let the guys responsible for losing the drugs go back through the tunnel. They will be dealt with and we don't have to pay for prosecuting them or housing them in jail. Do it all right and you might be able to seize several big shipments before they wise up that the tunnel is monitored AND you can track down and dismantle a few distribution points. Then when they finally stop using it just set a few charges to collapse it and repeat the process with the next one they dig.

"

You make it sound like the DEA would like to actually win the war on drugs or something.

Win the war, loose the job.
 
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