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This Just-Released Video Of Mexican Drug Tunnels Is Straight Up Nightmare Fuel

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The New York Times just released a video that gives viewers a POV glimpse into the world of cartel smuggling tunnels.

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For anyone who suffers from claustrophobia, the video is pure horror.

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Seriously, drug tunnel footage is worse than found-footage horror movies.

DON’T GO DOWN THERE!

SERIOUSLY.

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OK, this is “The Blair Witch Project,” but you get the picture.

These dark tunnels can stretch for hundreds of yards into the kind of darkness that will haunt you forever.

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The entrances and exits are so well hidden that authorities spend countless hours hunting them down.

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Tunnels can be found in the middle of nowhere, or hidden in someone’s house.

Since 1990, more than 200 have been found.

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When a tunnel is found, officials flood the entire structure with cement, rendering it useless to the cartels. They also date the cement that seals off the exit.

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Fun fact: The longest tunnel was found earlier this year. It was half a mile long and ran from Tijuana to San Diego.

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This tunnel cost around $300,ooo to fill with cement.

If anyone asked me to crawl down that dark mine…

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The San Diego-Tijuana tunnel was so large that it had its own elevator that could hold up to 10 people. The elevator let people out in the closet of a house in Tijuana.

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It’s just like the “Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe”! Except with a lot more cocaine.

No footage of the tunnel’s construction exists, but it probably looked a little like this:

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No matter how hard they work, it’s a constant game of cat and mouse between authorities and smugglers. You can check out The New York Times video in its entirety here:

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You can also check out their in depth story here.


Read: Cartels Are Trying Literally Everything To Smuggle Drugs Into The U.S.

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Watch A Tejano Explain What It Means To Be A Mexican Man In Texas

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Watch A Tejano Explain What It Means To Be A Mexican Man In Texas

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By day, Zachary Caballero might be a law student at the Houston College of Law, but by night, he is a spoken word poet spitting some serious fire. During the Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival, Cabarello came out strong, sharing the experiences of being a Mexican man in Texas. Though, tbh, this is how many Latinos are seen in the U.S.

Poet Zachary Caballero starts his spoken word with a strong message.

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Then he points out what parts of Mexican he thinks Texans truly value.

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According to Caballero’s poem, Texans have a love affair with Mexican food and consume it with a passion but that’s where it stops.

“For the last few years, more people in America have eaten more tortillas than bread,” says Caballero.

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“If only America loved my skin as much as they did the food that Texas uses to be Mexican,” Caballero says.

Rather than using real Mexican food, Texans have created the Tex-Mex fusion as an “ethnic” food they can be comfortable with.

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“See, Tex-Mex isn’t really Mexican food,” Caballero validly claims. “It is a perversion; a vision of Mexico we can all get used to.”

But when serious issues impact the Mexican-American community, like the kidnapping of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, there is a blind spot for many Americans.

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Watch Zachary Caballero’s full poem below!


READ: Seriously, It Is Time To Stop That Whole “Latinas Need To Be ‘Handled'” Narrative

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