U.S. authorities investigating a brand new beautifully-built three bedroom home in Southern California learn the house was covering the entrance of a tunnel running across the Mexican border and used by drug traffickers.

FOX's Eben Brown reports:

An underground tunnel starting in the basement of a restaurant in the Mexican town of Mexicali was dug all the way to the underside of a newly built house in the California town of Calexico.

(Duffy) "The result is a three bedroom, two bathroom, brand new $86,000 home that has a hole in the living room.

Laura Duffy is the U.S. attorney on the case. They intercepted drug runners trying to move more than 1,300 pounds of marijuana into the country to sell on the streets of Los Angeles, and the drug cartel bought the land and built the home just to cover up the tunnel.

Eben Brown, FOX News.