A routine traffic stop led police to discover $1 million worth of narcotics and a secret tunnel from the U.S. to Mexico.
In what resembled a scene from hit shows like Weeds or Breaking Bad, authorities in Arizona discovered a tunnel leading from an abandoned KFC restaurant in San Luis, AZ to a house over the border in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. The tunnel which was used to smuggle narcotics by pulling a rope was over 600 feet long, 22 feet deep, 5 feet high and 3 feet wide.
When officers pulled over Ivan Lopez, who owns the building, drug sniffing dogs found two containers holding over $1 million in methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl, and heroin. The discovery of the drugs led to a search of Lopez's home and property where the tunnel was located.
A drug smuggling tunnel between the U.S. and Mexico was found in an abandoned KFC https://t.co/QPQJGPotWV— NowThis (@NowThis)1535069880.0
The tunnel found in a chicken restaurant of course brought comparisons to another well known chicken joint.
@nowthisnews https://t.co/UG2dOOYDaF— Kirsty Farnfield ♿️ (@Kirsty Farnfield ♿️)1535071109.0
@nowthisnews https://t.co/17i2QdNDga— RSK 🌊 🇺🇸 (@RSK 🌊 🇺🇸)1535070025.0
@nowthisnews https://t.co/w3SgufqDMA— Biker4life (@Biker4life)1535091101.0
@nowthisnews https://t.co/q2NoTLmHEJ— Chris (@Chris)1535069984.0
@nowthisnews Pollos Hermanos IRL 😂— iTellStories (@iTellStories)1535071038.0
@nowthisnews Pollos fritos hermanos— Javier Espinosa (@Javier Espinosa)1535071119.0
Now about that wall.
@nowthisnews Oh no, your stupid wall will have to start at the earth's core now.— Will (@Will)1535071151.0
@nowthisnews Dear Mr Trump. The wall wouldn’t have prevented this. How many more tunnels are there?— Daraius Oliaji 🇸🇨 (@Daraius Oliaji 🇸🇨)1535087574.0
@nowthisnews Billions spent on a wall. Hundreds spent on a tunnel underneath it.— Mr. DJTrump (@Mr. DJTrump)1535069999.0
@nowthisnews Yeah tunnels, not walls!— Margaret Bruns-Brown (@Margaret Bruns-Brown)1535072499.0
@nowthisnews Don't think the wall would have helped here.— S. A. Walker (@S. A. Walker)1535077732.0
@nowthisnews The wall is going to help stop this!!!— Nancy Renshaw (@Nancy Renshaw)1535084680.0
@nowthisnews Wow if we only had a wall because, you know, that would have helped.— Amanda Leatherman (@Amanda Leatherman)1535077513.0
Better get back to the drawing board on that wall plan.