US Police find secret drug tunnel to Mexico in an abandoned KFC
Quite a find
Abandoned stores and restaurants can be particularly creepy places. But this is something else.
Police in the US have found a secret drug tunnel that leads all the way to Mexico, in an abandoned KFC store in Arizona.
The tunnel leads from the basement of the restaurant in San Luis to a trap door in the bedroom of a home in San Luis Rio Colorado.
The passageway is 600ft long, and at 22ft deep, 5ft tall and 3ft wide, it is big enough to walk around in.
The tunnel was discovered when suspect Ivan Lopez was pulled over by police, and sniffer dogs found 118kg of methamphetamine, 6kg of cocaine, 3kg of fentanyl, and 19kg of heroin in his vehicle. The drugs had a street value of over $1 million.
It is thought drugs were smuggled from Mexico through the tunnel, pulled along on a rope.
Two years ago, a similar 2,600ft tunnel was discovered in San Diego.