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.
This 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 proof” top.
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 swarm.
Remember, not 500 feet from this massive breach of our national integrity is a busy American airport.
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