SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man who operated a drug tunnel that ran more than 400 yards (365 meters) from Mexico to California has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Manuel Gallegos-Jimenez, a 48-year-old Mexican national, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to conspiracy in San Diego.
KNBC-TV reports that $1 million worth of marijuana and $22 million worth of cocaine was seized when authorities discovered the tunnel under a house in the San Diego County town of Calexico in 2016.
The station says the tunnel had ventilation, electricity and an elevator that could fit up to 10 people.
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Officials say it was the first time drug traffickers had built a house for the purpose of concealing a drug tunnel.
Information from: KNBC-TV, http://www.nbc4.tv/