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gopher hole

gopher hole
 n.— «Investigators discovered a sophisticated cross-border tunnel yesterday extending about a half-mile and found about 2 tons of marijuana on the Mexican end.…“It caught me by surprise learning there was a narcotunnel here,” he said. Meanwhile, several miles away yesterday morning, a U.S. Border Patrol agent found another tunnel a short distance west of the San Ysidro border crossing. This tunnel, far from sophisticated, is the kind that agents call a “gopher hole.” It was dug in an area just south of the fence in Mexico and extended about 30 feet in the United States, officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Border Patrol said.» —“Two tons of pot found inside Mexico-U.S. border tunnel” by Onell R. Soto, Leslie Berestein Union-Tribune (San Diego, California) January 26, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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