On the border of USA and Mexico found the 10-metre tunnel

On the border of USA and Mexico found the 10-metre tunnel

WASHINGTON, 13 Jan — RIA Novosti. Near the American state of Arizona discovered the tunnel, which, on suspicion of the authorities of Mexico, was used to transport drugs and people between the two countries, reports The Hill.


According to the newspaper, this is the third such tunnel discovered in the last month. According to police, the length of this tunnel is about 10 meters.

“This is the third tunnel that was discovered last month amid the partial closure of Federal agencies and against the backdrop of fierce debate about the proposal of the President (of the USA Donald) trump to build a wall along the US border and Mexico,” writes The Hill.

A number of U.S. agencies, including the state Department, the Ministry of justice, Ministry of internal security, transport and agriculture, are in degraded mode since December 22. The reason for “the shutdown” is disagreement between the President and the Democratic party about the financing of security measures on the southern border. Trump, for which the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico was one of the campaign promises, demands to allocate to it $ 5.7 billion, refusing otherwise to sign the budget. The Democrats who won the majority in the house of representatives on the results of the November elections and are ready to allocate no more than 1.3 billion of additional funds.

Shutdown broke on Saturday, the historical record duration. The longest shutdown to date occurred in December 1995 — January 1996 and lasted 21 days. The current shutdown, which lasts from 22 December 2018, lasts for 22 days as of Saturday, January 12.