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Holy altar found in Mexican drug tunnel into California

The Mexican army on Friday announced that it had discovered an unfinished drug tunnel that was apparently meant to stretch from Tijuana into the United States.

The tunnel was 328 yards long and hidden beneath a house under construction.

In November, a 650-yard tunnel was discovered.

This time, the smugglers apparently were hoping for some saintly assistance. An altar to the Santa Muerte, an icon said to be worshiped by drug smugglers, was found in the house.

It didn't work. Ten people were arrested by Mexican authorities.

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-- Tony Perry in San Diego

 
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