Security authorities discover a 40 metre underground tunnel from Shenzhen to Hong KongPosted: 12/25/2013 4:11 pm
Border authorities in Hong Kong and Shenzhen have discovered a 40-metre long underground tunnel linking the two cities. The tunnel was dug with the utmost sophistication and would have cost an estimated 3 million RMB. The owner of the building in Shenzhen from which the tunnel began is in police custody, iFeng News reports.
The tunnel, which is 1 metre tall and 80 centimetres wide, begins in the garage of a rented building in Liantang and leads to Falls Park in Hong Kong.
Yesterday, a team of investigators from Guangdong discovered that in the garage opposite building 9 of Liantang Yicun was a collection of tools such as drills as well as bags of silt that had been dredged from the tunnel. They found yet more tools inside the tunnel.
There is a ladder leading into the tunnel, which itself is professionally lit and ventilated and the entrance is sealed with a steel plate. It leads burrowers to a particularly discreet location in Hong Kong.
Police suspect that the tunnel has already been put to use by smugglers.