“Grande Central Station” (2011)
Amount Seized: 32 tons of marijuana
Value: $65 million
In November 2011, DEA agents busted one of the biggest U.S.-Mexico border drug-smuggling operations in recent history. The cartel responsible for all of it, undoubtedly taking a page out of the Spanish subtitled version of The Shawshank Redemption, dug an 1,800-foot underground tunnel from a building in Tijuana, Mexico, to a similar building in San Diego, California.
DEA agents, along with officers from San Diego’s Tunnel Task Force (which is an actual thing) uncovered the tunnel, which came complete with hydraulic steel doors, elevators, a wooden staircase, and a butler at either entrance. Ok, so that last part was totally untrue, but how cool would that be?!