Bill Would Bolster Efforts to Stop Clandestine Tunnels

Legislation that would broaden the scope of tactics used to eradicate illegal underground tunnels that traverse the U.S.-Mexico border would also put more responsibility on property owners to report suspicious activity. 

House Resolution 4119, also called the Border Tunnel Prevention Act and sponsored by U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-El Paso, was passed out of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee by a voice vote Tuesday. If passed, wiretap authorizations generally associated with the investigations of crimes like corruption and drug trafficking could soon be expanded and used to investigate the construction of the tunnels.

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