Southern Barrier, Part 9
As the double barrier moves eastward we reach
Colonia Libertad -- neighborhood of Tijuana, Mexico. The Primary
barrier can be seen with the Colonia just beyond.
part of the border with Tijuana is quite active and even with
double barriers as seen on a prior page, smugglers get through.
Some of the smugglers use the huge storm drain
complex beneath the border "no Mans's Land" and others
use ladders to climb the Primary barrier and then various interesting
devices to pass the tall Secondary barrier with the "climb
Here is a reference map showing the paths used
by smugglers to cross the huge barrier system display on the previous
page. The first red line on the image at the left edge is Interstate
5 entering Mexico at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. The next four
lines are smuggler's paths from Colonia Libertad northwards.
The next two smuggling paths lead directly from
an airport on the Mexican side of the border to an airport on
the U.S. side of the border. The American
airport has an 8,000 foot long runway and is not a quarter
mile north of the barrier. The Mexican airport -- General
Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport -- is not
500 feet south of the barrier.
At a point about six smuggling paths from the
right corner of the image the largest drug tunnel in U.S. history
was discovered. The tunnel was more than 2,500 feet long. Tunnels
are covered in detail in another section.
Between the two airports is a major roadway and smugglers will
often breach the Primary and Secondary barriers and then cross
this busy road.
Here, we can see the result of hundreds of illegals -- some drug
smugglers and some not -- having breached the barrier in a single
Remember, not 500 feet from this massive breach of our national
integrity is a busy American airport.