$1 Million Worth Of Marijuana Found Inside New Ford Fusions Again

Danny Woods
July 17, 2017

Authorities are trying to get to the bottom of how $1 million worth of marijuana ended up in several Ford Fushions at OH vehicle dealerships.

Ford makes Fusion sedans at its Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico plant, which then shipped these cars via rail to a CSX yard in Lordstown, Ohio, per Silverio Balzano, the DEA agent over the Youngstown, Ohio, office who spoke with CNN.

Word on the street is the new Ford Fusions are dope - but not in the way you think. "Generally speaking, they could take it off anywhere else along the way".

Balzano said this was not the first he's heard of marijuana hidden in cars shipped from Mexico.

Officials reported that each bundle weighed about 32 pounds. Eventually, marijuana was found in 15 cars in four OH counties.

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Authorities indicate that similar cases involving "420'd" Ford Fusions have also recently been identified in Pennsylvania, Minnesota, as well as in Phoenix.

It was at the point when the dealerships made delivery inspections that they discovered mini-bales of marijuana, compressed and shaped in half-moons, placed in the spare tire well of the subcompacts.

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

Drug enforcement agents might be especially alarmed because it appears in each of these cases, a hitch arose with the Mexican smugglers' USA counterparts. "We are working with the FBI and Customs on an extensive investigation".

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

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