I was elated to find and read this article because it goes directly to work that is being done by those unsung heroes that we heard very little about because our mainstream media is so concerned with reports that frighten instead of stories that inspire. The entire article is included because it is just too good to parch.
“U.S. border police have found a sophisticated smuggler’s tunnel the length of six football fields linking Southern California with Mexico and believed to have been used by drug traffickers, authorities said on Wednesday.” “The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said the tunnel linked warehouses in Otay Mesa, California, and Tijuana, Mexico. It measured 1,800 feet and was equipped with a rail system, lighting and ventilation.” “Agents also recovered more than 20 tons of marijuana during overnight searches of the tunnel, the border patrol said in a news release.” “Mexican drug cartels have bored scores of tunnels under the U.S.-Mexico border in recent years to beat ramped-up security at ports of entry and the rugged spaces in between. Nearly all of them linked cities on either side of Mexico’s border with California and Arizona.” “In early 2006, agents discovered a tunnel measuring 2,400 feet running under the same stretch of border to Otay Mesa from Tijuana. It remains the longest such tunnel discovered to date.” “Tijuana is the principal gateway for drugs entering California from Mexico. Last month authorities there seized more than 100 tons of marijuana valued at more than $340 million in Mexico’s biggest pot haul to date.” (Gaynor, Tim, 11/03/2010, Reuters, U.S. border cops find massive Mexico drug tunnel, Retrieved from firstname.lastname@example.org).
There are more feel good stories like this that is the true essence of this country but rarely ever heard about because they are viewed as stories which do not increase viewership. Let’s have conflict and sex because this sells and stories which display our better angels are damned. Every day these law enforcement heroes put their lives on the line and the only time we hear about them is when one’s life has been forfeited in the line of duty. Its time these heroes get the respect that they deserve.