Border Patrol Agents in Texas found a surprise during a patrol: another tunnel on the US-Mexico border that was supposed to run along a piece of land proposed for part of the wall proposed by President Donald Trump.
Located outside of Hidalgo, Texas, the tunnel is near a section of the perimeter wall built about 10 years ago, reports the Rio Grande Guardian news service. In addition, the tunnel begins at the foot of a 30-foot dam on the Rio Grande and can not be seen without the river.
It is the tunnel that was built at the time of discovery, 1,500 feet downstream from the Hidalgo County Water Improvement District Pumping Station # 3.
"They have them on the news in Arizona and New Mexico and seen such things, but I've never seen one in the [Rio Grande Valley] .This is the first one I saw in our garden, "said the General Director of Othal Brand Jr., Hidalgo County Water Improvement District (HCWID) No. 3, opposite KRGV TV. [1
The tunnel is about 60 feet long and Brand believes he would go to a nearby rental company.
"Our suspicion was that they would appear in one of these rental units and store their belongings and pick them up whenever they wanted, deep enough to walk easily under that wall," Brand told the Rio Grande Guardian.  The construction of the tunnel impressed Brand, who said he was fixed with 4 x 4 and plywood on the top and sides. The construction of the tunnel had even been an amazing feat, Brand said because of the soft sand on the shore.
Brand said he had previously supported the border patrol and provided equipment he did not have, but it was too dangerous to use machinery to reach the tunnel and tear it down. Instead, a company will place explosives and demolish the tunnel in the coming weeks, said the Rio Grande Guardian.
Last week, state lawmakers traveled the area, and their trip included a visit to the pumping station. However, a few hours before the legislature arrived, HCWID # 3 employees noticed drug runners across the border, causing the tour to be canceled. Brand said that such cases also mean that employees should leave the area for their own safety as the pump station's boat ramp is the easiest place for drug runners to enter the US.
While the runners did not use the boat ramp that day, Brand told the Rio Grande Guardian that he wished the legislature could have seen them and perhaps understand what he and his staff are experiencing everyday.
The Texas Tunnel is not the first instance of people digging under the wall of the border to enter the United States. Earlier this month, more than 600 migrants entered the country through tunnels dug in parts of the Arizona and New Mexico Boundary Wall.