3 Feeder Routes to Border Tunnel Found

<i> From a Times Staff Writer</i>

The mystery of the tunnel beneath the U.S.-Mexico border has apparently been solved, with officials of both countries feeling vindicated.

U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service officials Tuesday said three small “feeder” tunnels, all on the American side, were discovered leading to the quarter-mile tunnel.

When the Border Patrol a week ago told of catching illegal immigrants after they emerged from the tunnel, Mexico said the opening on its side was not used as an entry. The illegal immigrants apparently employed the new tunnels to get to the longer tunnel.