This has scary implications:
Federal agents have shut down an elaborate, 360-foot tunnel used to smuggle drugs from Canada into the United States, the first such passageway discovered on the nation’s northern border, officials said Thursday.
Five people linked to the tunnel were arrested on marijuana trafficking charges, John McKay, a United States attorney, said in this border town about 90 miles north of Seattle.
“They were smart enough to build a sophisticated tunnel,” Mr. McKay said. “They weren’t smart enough to not get caught.”
The tunnel begins under a Quonset hut on the Canadian side and ends under the living room of a home on the United States side, 300 feet from the border. Built with lumber, concrete and metal reinforcing bars, the passageway was equipped with lights and ventilation and ran underneath a highway. It was 3½ to 4 feet high and wide, and ran from 3 to 10 feet below ground, the authorities said.
While I hate our ridiculous and unwinnable ‘War on Drugs’ (the ‘War on your Neighbor’ as I like to call it), what scares me is that if this can be used to smuggle drugs, it can be used to smuggle all sorts of terrorism related personnel and materials.