The investigation is still on to find out how Marijuana worth a million dollars got stashed inside Mexican-made Ford Fusions.
Mexican smugglers have found one more interesting way to smuggle weed across the border. This time, they stuffed marijuana into the spare tire wells of the Ford Fusions built at the Ford’s Sonora facility in Mexico. The cars made their way to the dealerships in Ohio and the discovery was made by the at one of those outlets.
Once the authorities were informed, the law enforcement units landed and went on to find marijuana in more cars parked in the dealer’s lot. The investigation was further expanded to other dealerships and the team pulled out a total of 400 pounds of weed from 15 cars spread across dealerships in Ohio and two cars in Pennsylvania. The seized weed is worth a whopping $1 million.
Backtracking the journey, the cars manufactured in Mexico were transported by rail to Arizona, where they were dropped off at a railway yard. From the railway yard, they are moved to the respective dealerships. It still remains unclear on when the drug smugglers managed to tuck the marijuana into the trunks of the Fusions.
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A report on Vindy.com has the official word from Ford’s Kelli Felker, Communication Manager for Manufacturing & Labor.
"We’re aware of the situation and are taking it very seriously. We are working with the FBI and Customs on an extensive investigation. We have confirmed that this is not happening at our plant or at our internal shipping yards."
Authorities have mentioned that the consignment was not supposed to reach the dealerships and something may have gone somewhere in the cartel’s plans which led to a delay.
And that delay eventually cost the drug dealers a whopping sum of money and a massive consignment of weed.