$1 Million Worth Of Weed Found In Freshly-Delivered Ford Fusions

Authorities in the United States have seized $1 million worth of marijuana that was hidden in a number of Mexican-made Ford Fusions sitting at an Ohio dealership.

The agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Youngstown office, Silverio Balzano, says that the Fords were built at the company’s factory in Sonora and shipped by rail to Ohio. Investigators are currently looking into who packed the weed into the cars and who the intended recipient was.

CNN reports that the Youngstown dealership found the marijuana between July 7 and July 11 in semi-circular shapes and stuffed into the spare wheel wells. Each package weighed roughly 32 lbs and were found in 15 different Ford Fusions in Ohio and a couple in Pennsylvania.

This isn’t the first time the drug has been found stuffed into the Fusion. Between February and March, approximately 1,100 lbs of marijuana was found in Mexican-built Fusion models at a railroad holding lot in Minnesota. At the time, reports indicated El Chapo may have been involved in the drug trafficking, as his drug cartel controls an area that includes Ford’s Hermosillo factory.

In a statement, Ford said it is working with the FBI and Customs to investigate the trafficking.

“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,” Ford said.

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  • Six Thousand Times

    Just legalise it all over the country and your problem is solved.

  • ErnieB

    Ford going green! Great move ford! Wondering if this is the new incentives for the energy fusion self driving cars.. Fords new green fusions drive you on the High road campaign..

  • SteersUright

    At first I was thinking how funny…insert “witty” comment. Then, I realized someone is probably getting chopped up over a fiasco like this and it actually isn’t funny at all if you think about it. Like the other dude said, just legalize this shit already and stop letting it be such a lucrative source of revenue for the wrong people.

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      Yeah, that’ll fix the problem. You know, like how alcohol was, and there are NO problems with alcohol in this country.

      • Six Thousand Times

        There was prediction after prediction of falling skies when Colorado legalised marijuana and all we lost was the criminal element in its delivery. We gained a speedier justice system and beaucoup tax revenues.

  • Knotmyrealname

    Another nail in the coffin of Mexican manufacturing perhaps?

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    I’m just spitballin’ here but, has anyone thought of building a big wall on the southern border. And build it with 6″ plate steel, 200′ underground. You know, to keep the drugs and riff raff out.

    • Infinite1

      There are planes, boats, and drones that can overcome that

      • Auf Wiedersehen

        Oh we have missiles…. :p)

        • Infinite1

          I still won’t stop the morons from trying

      • Auf Wiedersehen

        I keed! Of course it isn’t that simple, but legalizing it would only create other now-legal problems. There are already studies showing the effects on marijuana on long time users.

        • Infinite1

          I agree with you, was just being funny about it.

          • Auf Wiedersehen

            Ditto… :p)

    • Six Thousand Times

      I think Putin’s guy charmed a few of his rubes with just such an idea…

  • Infinite1

    The reality of this all is that whoever was in charge of smuggling it for the cartel is probably dead somewhere

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      Then bad career choice…next person might choose more wisely.

      • Infinite1

        I agree with you, it’s just when you try to idiot proof something, nature builds a better idiot.

        • Auf Wiedersehen

          And someone becomes the gene pool boy. Like flies, idiots don’t live long.

          • Infinite1

            Nope, that at all. Natural selection at hand