$1 million worth of marijuana found stashed inside new Ford Fusions

Ford builds the Fusion and Lincoln MKZ in Hermosillo, Mexico.

The cars in question were built at a Ford plant in Mexico and shipped to an OH dealership.

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", the DEA's Silverio Balzano told CNN. Two half moon packages were in each auto.

Each vehicle was packed with about 32 pounds of marijuana. Approximately 32 pounds of marijuana was found in 15 Ford Fusions, officials said. Pot was also found at dealerships in the two states. This is the first time that Ohio6 had seen Mexican marijuana shipped in cars, but it was not the first time it has been tried. This year alone, shipments have been discovered in Arizona and Minnesota.

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March 2017 once again saw Ford Fusions in Dilworth, Minnesota were packed with drugs. The compartment is where the spare tire is stored, Doak said, and the inspection was done after the vehicle was taken off a transport carrier.

It's said that the new Ford Fusion has good space, but this likely isn't what the company had in mind.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is involved in the investigation. "We are working with the FBI and Customs on an extensive investigation". They called it a serious crime and will not rest until the mystery is solved.

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. The only high the customer should get is from driving the sporty Ford cars, and not from marijuana.

  • Sheila Mcguire