14:41 GMT30 July 2021
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US federal agents found an underground cross-border tunnel in the state of Arizona on the border with Mexico, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a press release on Friday.

    "Special agents with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) discovered an unfinished cross-border tunnel Tuesday after several days excavating the sandy Sonoran desert terrain outside of Yuma, Arizona", the release read.
    Arizona border tunnel
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    Arizona border tunnel

    ICE explained that the tunnel reaches from a neighborhood in the United States and goes under the border wall, extending about 1,300 feet into Mexico.

    Arizona border tunnel
    © AP Photo / ICE
    Arizona border tunnel

    The tunnel is three feet wide, four feet high, and is equipped with a fully developed ventilation system, water lines, electrical wiring, a rail system, and extensive reinforcement, the release said.

    Arizona border tunnel
    © AP Photo / ICE
    Arizona border tunnel
    Arizona border tunnel
    © AP Photo / ICE
    Arizona border tunnel
    The investigation is ongoing and is led by the ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations department, the release added.
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