A significant drug bust in Arizona has led to police discovering a 600-foot long tunnel that is allegedly used to smuggle drugs across the border from Mexico to the kitchen of a former Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.
During a traffic stop on August 13th, police encountered Ivan Lopez, who was carrying hard narcotics in the trailer of the truck driven by Lopez.
118 kilograms of methamphetamine, 13 kilograms of white heroin, 6 grams of cocaine, 6 kilograms of brown heroin, and 3 kilograms of fentanyl were recovered according to Homeland Security agent Scott Brown.
The fentanyl alone would have supplied over 3 million doses!!
According to Brown, Lopez was seen earlier that day in San Luiz, AZ, extracting the toolboxes that held the drugs from a former KFC restaurant. Lopez owned the abandoned building.
A search warrant of the former restaurant was executed by agents who then found the tunnel in the kitchen area. The tunnel was only 8 inches in diameter, but was 22 feet deep and almost 600 feet long.
The path of the tunnel led from KFC to a home in Mexico where a trap door was found underneath a bed inside the home.
The tunnel was used to smuggle drugs across the border, according to authorities, and the drugs were being pulled through to the United States via rope.
The tunnel is still being investigated.
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