19 April 2019

Shenzhen-Hong Kong tunnel built by smugglers found, AFP says

Mainland smugglers dug a concrete tunnel into Hong Kong equipped with lights, vents, steel reinforcements and even rails to transport goods, Agence France-Presse said Wednesday, citing Chinese media reports. The 40-meter-long (130 feet) path, just big enough for an adult to crawl through, had “one end in a rented garage in Shenzhen and another in a thicket of reeds in Hong Kong, totally concealed”, according to a report. The project must have taken four months to build at an estimated cost of 3 million yuan (US$490,000), the report said. The culprits had yet to be identified, border officers were quoted as saying, adding that the man who rented the garage had used a fake ID.

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