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

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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