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Mexico border tunnel discovered under abandoned KFC restaurant

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WATCH: A tunnel believed to be used for the transportation of drugs was discovered under a former Kentucky Fried Chicken on Wednesday, following a drug bust made in San Luis, Ariz. Homeland Security agents seized 168 kilograms of drugs in the discovery – Aug 23, 2018

U.S. federal authorities say they have discovered a sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnel that went from a home in Mexico to an abandoned fast-food restaurant in Arizona.

A division of the Department of Homeland Security said it got word in April that there was a tunnel leading to an old Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant that’s not in operation in San Luis, Ariz., about 200 yards north of the border.

The tunnel was found following a drug bust where Homeland Security agents seized 168 kilograms of drugs in the discovery.

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Agents arrested a man who owns the abandoned building who is accused of using it to traffic drugs.

Suspect Ivan Lopez is being held in federal detention without bond because he is considered a flight risk.

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His attorney, Paul A. Ramos, has not responded to a request for comment.

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