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Collapsed smuggling tunnel found in Douglas

Douglas-area Border Patrol agents discovered a collapsed tunnel that crossed under the U.S.-Mexico border near the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry on Wednesday morning, authorities said. 

The tunnel was discovered by a city employee who reported a "suspicious opening" near the border crossing, said a spokesman with Tucson Sector Border Patrol. 

A BP team assessed the tunnel and said that it showed no signs of recent use, and had collapsed about 25 feet from its opening, the spokesman said. The tunnel once extended about 60 yards into the United States, running adjacent to a sewer line, and cut through a previous tunnel that had been filled in, said the spokesman. 

The tunnel was sealed on Thursday, he said. 

Since 1990, Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector have found 117 tunnels, including two found last year in Nogales. 

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A collapsed tunnel found near the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, on Wednesday morning.