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A new tunnel discovered for smuggling people across the border from Mexico

by Take Two Staff | Take Two®

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In this undated photo provided by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, shows the tunnel shaft entrance on the U.S. side of a 240-yard, complete and fully operational drug smuggling tunnel that ran from a small business in Arizona to an ice plant on the Mexico side of the border, Thursday, July 12, 2012, in San Luis, Ariz. AP Photo/Drug Enforcement Administration

For decades now, we've heard about tunnels, used to smuggle drugs - and sometimes people- underneath the US-Mexico border.

Just this past weekend, 30 people were detained in San Diego. Authorities suspect they had been smuggled through a tunnel.

Border and Customs Protection is still investigating.

But here's the twist. 

Most of them were Chinese Nationals.

Mike Unzueta is a retired special agent for Homeland Security, in charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations.

He's now a consultant with Frontier Solutions, a crisis management firm.

And he knows his smuggling tunnels. He spoke with Take Two's A Martinez.

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