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San Diego's underground railroad

Metro's anticipating an $89 million budget deficit, but along the San Diego-Tijuana border, drug dealers appear to have had no trouble financing their own operational rail system, which carted marijuana along an 1,800-foot tunnel.

The passageway, equipped with lighting, ventilation and a rail system, is one of the few unearthed in recent years that appears to have been fully operational, reported the LA Times. It's unclear how the train was powered.

More than 24 tons of marijuana connected to the tunnel, accessible via a warehouse, was confiscated Tuesday and Wednesday.

By Luke Rosiak  | November 4, 2010; 2:45 PM ET
Categories:  Metro, Passenger Rail  
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The benefit of not having escalators or SmarTrip in your system!

Posted by: FeelWood | November 4, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Did their escalators break down on a daily basis? If not, maybe we should hire someone from Mexico Drug Cartel's to replace David Lacosse's incompetent ass.

Posted by: jrutter21 | November 4, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

I wish Metro was run by Mexicans.

Posted by: getjiggly1 | November 4, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

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