.
December 10th, 2009
09:44 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 12/10/09

Tonight, we take you inside a massive drug tunnel along the U.S.-Mexico border, used to shuttle drugs and illegal immigrants. Plus, war and peace. Pres. Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize just days after boosting the U.S. war power in Afghanistan. We've got the raw politics.

Want to know what else we're covering? Read EVENING BUZZ

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)


Filed under: Live Blog • T1
soundoff (170 Responses)
  1. Mike Litoris

    I hope people realise its not just "my body, my business" when it comes to drugs. This is disgusting.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  2. Mujib

    Hi Anderson, i can't believe what i just watching is this the world we live in?

    December 10, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  3. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Anderson,
    Congrats!!!! I am glad you already show us inside tunnel, It was so shockimg there, I know you're so brave what you went to tunnel all things to found. Nice job Anderson! 🙂

    December 10, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  4. Joyce

    People cannot be road-blocked. If a dealer wants to get their drugs across the border, they will – We should have known this tunnel was there (or the idea of one) long ago. It's crazy.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  5. Emily

    interesting reporting here by Michael Ware....

    December 10, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  6. Casey Jones - Burlington, VT

    Honestly, this is like watching a movie.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  7. Tamela

    Weren't you claustrophobic in that tunnel. I was having a hard time breathing just watching you.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  8. Julie Falkingham

    Hi There This is really bad!
    It is so great that it was found!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  9. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    I envision that there are a lot of smuggling tunnels don't discovered and that the cost of tunnel one with air conditioning and electric transport is low compared with the potential rewards. Evidence that the cost is low is simply that they keep building them again and again. They wouldn't continue building the tunnels if they were not a profitable strategy.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  10. karen

    i think the us drug enforcement should be buying up crops instead of supporting policing, and then maybe and most likely the tunnels, smugling, and killing would all but stop. it would also cost alot less money

    December 10, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  11. Christopher Poole

    The terror caused by drugs aren't only affecting the end users and the dealers. The whole country is in need of help.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  12. Emily

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse,

    Thanks!
    Lets hope with these "graphic images", they will be using this technology!

    If they have it, and it will locate one even this deep, I don't know why they don't use it. A very good question!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  13. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    @starr, formerly known as vincent

    Yes, my father always called attention to these cases when the intelligence is not always used for good and this tunnel is an example of misuse (very bad use) of human intelligence.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  14. David, Indiana

    Good evening Anderson, Erica, Isabel, everyone.

    A nice day. Good to see the reports on President Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.

    A bathroom with a hydraulic floor, that's really fancy. Having said that, you're right Anderson, drilling through all that hard rock, putting in ventilation and phones, an elevator, that's a tremendous amount of work and yet it must've been incredibly loud, audible on both sides of the border, but I bet they worked on it when the warehouse was in operation, warehouses loud places.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  15. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Hello Everyone!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  16. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    If the tunnel cost one million, that could be easily paid for by a few loads of drugs. The return on the investment would be huge.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  17. Adelaide

    Evening bloggers!
    That tunnel is unbelievable! Anderson you are so brave! I was feeling discomfort just watching you in there.........

    December 10, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  18. Gregorio

    Have they found the owners of the property? I would hope so. Great job AC!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  19. starr, formerly known as vincent

    Hi Erica! Yes, this particular tunnel is impressive.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  20. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    It just goes to show you that the drug cartels are becoming more daring and stronger, they aren't afraid of our "war on drugs."

    As long as there is a market they will continue to send drugs over any way they can.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  21. Anthonia-Bay Area!

    Good Evening Everyone!!

    Wow! those tunnels were amazing... i cant believe drug cartelers had the supplies to build such a massive TUNNEL!
    But who owned the warehouse? maybe they had something to do with the drug trafficking...!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  22. Casey Jones - Burlington, VT

    I'm really glad 360 is keeping these stories about Mexico and the trafficking alive.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  23. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Erica,
    I agree!!!! It is!!!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  24. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    @ Erica

    It was a project and so much! It seems that everything has been designed and realized in the tunnel!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  25. Shanny

    Haha! Ruthie I am as well. That's tenacity!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  26. Emily

    @Erica,

    Nice to see you on the blog tonight! 🙂
    The tunnel extremely detailed!
    I wonder how long it had been going on for?
    ....and just how many more are out there!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  27. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Emily, there are sensitive listening devices that could detect this. The military has used them to find tunnels across the DMZ in Korea. You have to have the sensors set up while they are digging though.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  28. Ruthie

    Is it wrong to admit I'm impressed?

    December 10, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  29. Shanny

    oh yuck. I wouldn't wish being buried alive on anyone and chances are those doing the digging were not drug runners but poor people employed or intimidated into doing the work.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  30. starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Isabel (Brazil) -"..not always intelligence is used for good"

    Excellent statement that is all too true, like this tunnel is an example.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  31. ericacnn

    wild to see everything in that tunnel – very sophisticated and detailed.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  32. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    How many successful operations against drug smuggling are necessary to fund the construction and maintenance of a tunnel like this? – And how many tunnels there that have never been discovered?

    December 10, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  33. Emily

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse,

    What kind of technology is there?
    Will it locate a tunnel 90 feet deep?

    December 10, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  34. starr, formerly known as vincent

    I must admit i'm stunned at the level of equipment that has been employed in its structure.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  35. Emily

    "90 feet deep!"
    no wonder no one heard them! (with jack hammers, etc.)

    December 10, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  36. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    It's amazing what man is capable of doing. Unfortunately, not always intelligence is used for good.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  37. Ruthie

    That is one elaborate tunnel! Is there any way to eliminate tunnels like these?

    December 10, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  38. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    We've had the technology to detect tunnel being dug since Vietnam. Why aren't we using them?

    December 10, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  39. Annie Kate

    Evening Anderson and crew!! These on-location shows are always good and you've got several really good stories to do; this is going to be a great show. I hope we get to see the entrance to the tunnel in action; this is a big production so far – phone, air, elevator, etc. What a tunnel!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  40. Shanny

    Makes you wonder how many tunnels failed and people were buried alive until they figured out how to make them this good

    December 10, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  41. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    amazing structure!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  42. starr, formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson, Erica & entire Team 360.

    Good evening fellow bloggers.

    I really can't say i'm surprised they found another tunnel-too much money at stake to be shut down.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Shanny

    oh wow. no way!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  44. Emily

    This tunnel looks very "sophisticated" indeed!

    Imagine if the people who constructed it were to use their talents for good?

    December 10, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  45. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    @ Casey,
    Yes! It is!!!!! So awesome inside tunnel!!!!!!! Very interesting.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  46. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    The only way for something like this to exist is for government officials on both sides to look the other way.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  47. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Good evening Anderson!
    Hello David (Indiana), friends and bloggers!

    Tunnel incredible and so sophisticated! Absurd!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  48. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, Erica, Megan, Martina, & Bloggers!

    This is going to be an interesting show...love the "on location shows".

    December 10, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  49. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Erica, Ed Henry, David Gergen Martina Ilstad, Emily and my friends Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!!
    Happy Thursday!!!!!!!
    Congrats our pres. Obama recived Noble Peace Prize!! Yay!!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  50. Casey Jones - Burlington, VT

    WOW! That tunnel is truly amazing. Good evening everyone!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
1 2 3 4