One of the longest cross-border drugs-smuggling tunnels between Mexico and the US has been found by authorities in San Diego, American officials say.
They say the 800m (874 yards) tunnel was used to transport an “unprecedented cache” of cocaine and marijuana.
It was the 13th sophisticated secret tunnel found along California’s border with Mexico since 2006.
But a local official described it as “ingenious” and unlike anything seen before.
The tunnel rans at a depth of 14m (46ft) from the bottom of an elevator shaft built into a house in Tijuana to a hole in the ground on the American side enclosed within a fenced-in lot set up as a pallet business.
The hole was hidden under a trailer-sized rubbish bin that smugglers used to move the drugs from the lot, federal officials said.