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Texas border tunnel discovered

Posted at 7:05 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 20:06:34-05

(KVEO) A tunnel leading from Mexico into the U.S. has been discovered near a border wall in Hidalgo, Texas.

"It's the most brazen approach I've seen to trying to come into the United States," says Othal Brand, General Manager for the Hidalgo County Water Improvement District.

Border patrol agents of the Marine Division Boat Patrol discovered the tunnel leading from Mexico into the U.S.

The tunnel lies near a border wall on an embankment. The property belongs to U.S. Fish and Wildlife.

The tunnel is just 2,000 feet from the Hidalgo County water Improvement District Number Three Pump House.

Brand says he believes the tunnel leads under the border wall and into a storage rental facility.

"Possibly come up into one of the rental units and be able to come and go there, you know, undetected," he says.

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