Added by James Morley on November 5, 2010
Presidential crackdown on drugs, grew bloodier with 18 bodies being dug out of a mass grave speculated to be the result of drug related killings. The grave was found near the resort city of Acapulco.
U.S. border police has been assisting Mexico in this war and has unearthed numerous tunnels used to transport drugs by evading official surveillance.
Sophisticated tunnels stretching over six football fields or 1800 feet have been found in Southern California. Tunnels have rail systems, ventilation, proper lighting and connect warehouses in California and Mexico.
Drug seizures may have yielded huge hauls with more than 25 metric tons of drugs being seized. In a brazen effort, close to 10 tons of marijuana was loaded in a semi trailer and was intended to be driven through the border.
The truck had been under surveillance and was promptly seized. U.S. border officials indicate that cartels and organized crime syndicates are operating in Mexico.
Despite the all out war, drug peddlers continue to attempt seemingly impossible tasks.
The biggest tunnel found till date stretched over 2400 feet and was the principal entry point for drugs into California. Recent seizures have led to destruction of marijuana worth $340 million weighing more than 100 tons.