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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Discovery of Major Drug Smuggling Tunnel south of Yuma to be Announced


First known completed and fully operational tunnel ever uncovered in area

Yuma, AZ – Authorities will announce the discovery of a major cross-border drug tunnel linking a commercial building in San Luis, AZ in a Press Conference tomorrow.  The 240-yard passageway was equipped with lighting and ventilation. The investigation included arrests and drug seizures. 

Event Information:
What:              Press Conference to Announce Discovery of Major Drug Smuggling Tunnel
When:             Thursday, July 12, 2012
                        11:00 a.m.                    
Where:            DEA Yuma Resident Office
                         7101 E. 29th Street, Suite 105
                         Yuma, AZ  85365

Media may begin to arrive at 10:30 a.m. Cameras and microphones must be pre-set by 10:50 a.m. Please bring your press credentials for sign-in.  No mult box will be available.  For more information, contact DEA PIO, Special Agent Ramona Sanchez at (602) 723-4764 or at ramona.f.sanchez@usdoj.gov.

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