Drug Smuggling Tunnel Found in Arizona

Tunnel on Burdick Exp

Jesus Ivan Lopez Garcia is the man that  was pulled over for a routine traffic stop in Arizona when the drug dogs alerted police something in the vehicle. Inside the containers, police found 239 packages of various drugs, including over 261 pounds of methamphetamine, 14 pounds of cocaine, 30 pounds of white heroin, 13.7 pounds of brown heroin and 6.8 pounds of fentanyl. The fentanyl alone "translates to over 3 million dosage units," 

According to court documents, Lopez Garcia purchased the property in April of this year for $390,000. It used to be a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. The criminal complaint filed says "the structure was vacant in recent years and was not used for business."

Police searched the vacant restaurant two days later and discovered the entrance to a tunnel inside, court documents said.

Homeland Security Investigations officials told KYMA that the tunnel ran 22 feet deep and traveled nearly 590 feet underground to a residence across the border in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico, where it ended in a trap door underneath a bed. Homeland Security did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment.

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