DEA: $1M in pot smuggled into United States via Mexican-made Ford Fusions

Ruben Ruiz
July 17, 2017

Word on the street is the new Ford Fusions are dope - but not in the way you think.

The weed was discovered not by border agents, not by the shipping company that brought them into the country, not by Ford, but by a dealership in Youngstown, Ohio, where the cars had been delivered.

Investigators are now trying to uncover where the supply line for the marijuana began and who was supposed to be responsible for retrieving it.

"Clearly, something went wrong", Agent Balzano told the reporters.

The dealership began discovering the bundles between July 7 and July 11 in half-moon shaped bundles mounted into the wheel wells for the spare tires in the trunks of the new Fusions.

Each of the wheels weighed approximately 14.5 kilos, or almost 32 pounds.

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The marijuana, divided into 32-pound, half-moon-shaped packages, was found in 15 cars in four OH counties, according to CNN.

The investigation is ongoing.

Sheriff David Doak said the Portage County Drug Task Force, along with agents from the DEA Youngstown RO, recovered and seized over 400 pounds of marijuana which was being shipped from Mexico to Northeast Ohio.

Dealership employees probably got suspicious when they discovered that the cars had no spare tires, but instead rounded packages crammed with marijuana.

Local law enforcement, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration and customs officials want to find out how they had access, and who let it slip through the cracks.

"We're aware of the situation and are taking it very seriously", said a Ford Motor Company spokesman.

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