Border Tunnel Bill Passes

Border Tunnel Bill Passes

POSTED: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 8:01pm

EL PASO - A bill authored by El Paso's U.S. Representative Silvestre Reyes authorizing harsher punishments for those who dig tunnels crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border passed the U.S. Senate Friday.

The bill will give law enforcement more tools to find and prosecute cross-border tunnel activites, including any secret passageways that could be used to funnel drugs, firearms, cash or people.

The bill will now go to President Obama's desk to be signed into law.

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