Canadian Authorities Find 400lbs Of Meth Smuggled Through New Fords Built In Mexico

Authorities in Canada allege that a Mexican drug cartel has been stashing bricks of methamphetamine into the spare tires of new cars and sending them to Canada on trains.

Global News reports that Ontario Provincial Police was tipped off to the drug-smuggling scheme after employees at four Ford dealerships discovered suspicious bags in the spare tires of freshly-delivered Ford Fusion models. The vehicles were all built at Ford’s assembly plant in Hermosillo, Mexico.

“The powerful Sinaloa cartel is well entrenched in that area of Mexico,” OPP Supt. Bryan MacKillop said. “We are very certain that they are ultimately responsible for these drugs.”

The investigation involves the Canada Border Services Agency, Greater Sudbury Police, police in New Brunswick, Quebec provincial police and Ford. Authorities assert that nine of 14 vehicles in a shipment to Ontario dealerships contained meth.

All up, roughly 180 kg (396 lbs) of meth with a value of $4.5 million was found.

Police have yet to find any more drugs in other Ford Fusions delivered to the country. They suggest that an aspect of the smuggling operation failed which led to the drugs continuing off the rail cars and into dealerships.

“As we know from past drug smuggling investigations it is not uncommon for a criminal organization to resort to creative means to hide illicit drugs within legal cargo,” MacKillop said.

The Sinaloa cartel was once led by Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman who was recently found guilty of drug trafficking and other offenses in New York.

If this drug smuggling case seems familiar, that’s because it is. In April 2017, at least 22 Ford vehicles, including Fusions, were found loaded with marijuana in the spare wheel wells. These vehicles also originated from the Hermosillo factory.

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  • ejd1984

    And The Wall will stop this.

    LOL

    • LJ

      But how can this be? Nothing bad comes through the southern border.

      • bd0007

        The point is – a wall across the entire border would just be an expensive boondoggle.

        No one is saying that security doesn’t need to be improved.

        More funding to hire inspectors, train more dogs to sniff contraband and upgrade equipment at ports of entry would do more to halt the transport of contraband across the border, along w/ having a grid of motion sensors and aerial drones.

    • Paulbe

      Diversity is our strength……

    • EM1

      Libtard, it went to Canada.

  • LJ

    I’ve heard of incentives before, but this is ridiculous.

  • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

    Ford is overdose in meth

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    I heard they found it because the cars were braking bad.
    Ahem…

    • bxniels0

      I think you should see youself out now LOL

      • Loquacious Borborygmus

        I’ll get my coat.

    • rodriguez256

      Bravo, this is my favorite comment of the day lol

  • Mr. EP9

    So this is why Ford killed their sedans. Seriously, though, Ford needs to increase security at that facility otherwise this will keep happening. Although, the employees are most likely on the cartel’s payroll and are looking the other way.

  • TheBelltower

    Oooooh… The orange pudge is going to have a field day with this! Perhaps instead of a big beautiful wall, maybe we just need to buy a big beautiful scale.

  • LJ

    Who said Mexicans were dumb? They’re leaving Mexico to come to the USA, so they must have some brains.

    • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

      Do you have any comprehension before posting that comment to me?

      • LJ

        I’m gonna be honest, I’m not sure what you’re asking.

        • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

          EL CHAPO is a third grader, don’t even bother trying to argue with him. Nothing he says makes sense.

  • Craig

    I would declare war with so-called ‘drug lords’, etc. The fact that our ‘leaders’ don’t tells me all I need to know – about our ‘leaders’. Just too much money I guess.

    • Enter Ranting

      Haven’t you heard of the “War on Drugs™?” It’s not going so well.

      • Craig

        ‘War’ as in lining up against a wall and killing.

        • Enter Ranting

          OK, we’ll just march into Mexico and kill a bunch of people we think are asking for it. Maybe Rodrigo Duterte can give us some pointers.

          • Craig

            Of course not. ‘We’ will do what YOU think is best. And that is.. DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. The ‘drug lords’ of the world LOVE people like you.

          • Enter Ranting

            Oh, brother. So the choices to combat drugs are either invade a sovereign country and kill Mexicans, or or do nothing. Got it.

          • Craig

            What would you suggest? Free counselling for drug lords? [Online of course. What with it being a sovereign country and all] Pathetic.

          • SteersUright

            I thought similarly, why isnt there a coordinated military campaign against drug lords. Then a special on Chapo Guzman and a prior joint effort between USA & Mexico to kill or capture drug lords concluded with “it was largely regarded as an entire failure” Apparently the drug cartels simply splintered into smaller and more violent cells, with even less regard for killing, extortion, kidnapping of innocent (non-traffickers) folk to make a quick buck.
            I don’t think there is an easy solution here. That said, the US in cooperation with Colombian government did uproot the Medellin and Cali Cartels.

          • Craig

            Far from easy – I’m sure. But certainly worth the effort. Drugs all but destroyed my family. And destroyed the lives of many around me. [And that’s just ME] I appreciate your reply.

  • FlameWater

    Someone definitely missed the drop point in the U.S, we have as much meth users as gun owners.

  • Six_Tymes

    way to go mexico. I feel bad for the Good people there. a big FU to the jerks, asswipes, liars, drug smugglers and worse

    • Knotmyrealname

      Agree. Talk about bad timing. They’ve just shot themselves in the foot.

    • AND THE PEOPLE WHO KEEP THEM IN BUISNESS, THE USERS.

  • Hugedownload

    Maybe The Dem’s can figure out a way to condition Americans this is a good thing and tie it to Russian’s oh and somehow turn it in to a racist issue. I am not American but looking at the current Dem party that’s just pathetic!

    • Enter Ranting

      You’re not an American, and your ill-informed opinion of our politics is irrelevant. You’re embarrassing yourself here. We Democrats don’t need to invent crimes to pin on Republicans. Drumpf and followers are doing that themselves.

      • TheAmerican2point0

        You say that… but look up Jussie Smollett. He payed to people to wear MAGA hats and attack him

        • Enter Ranting

          Yeah, Jussie Smollett is an irretrievable imbecile. NOBODY in this country supports what he did. And Jussie is an actor, or was. He’s not a politician, so I don’t understand why you’re bringing him up. You also want to talk about R. Kelly while you’re at it?

          • THEY ARE DESPERATELY WATCHING EVERYTHING PEOPLE THEY PERCEIVE AS THE ENEMY TO SCREW UP SO THEY CAN SAY “GOTCHA!”. MEANWHILE THEIR HERO IS DEFECATING ON JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING BUT THEY SAY “HE SAYS WHAT HE THINKS”. PROBLEM IS HE DOESN’T THINK.

          • Enter Ranting

            They’re trying to “own the libs” by connecting us to Smollett. Desperate and sad.

          • I TRY NOT TO LABEL MYSELF “LIB” OR “DEM” SINCE I’M REGISTERED AS AN INDEPENDENT BUT I GET YOUR POINT. SMOLLETT REALLY SCREWED A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE FIGHTING FOR THEIR RIGHTS. THE RIGHT WING NUT JOBS ARE ON THE HUNT AND ARE GIVEN VALIDATION BY THE TOADSTOOL.

  • Enter Ranting

    …And spending billions on a wall would have prevented this how, exactly?

    • EM1

      This went up to Canada, dumb dumb, not the US.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Gus had it coming to him.

  • AS LONG AS THERE ARE PEOPLE WITHOUT THE BACKBONE TO LIVE LIFE WITHOUT THESE CRUTCHES THEY WILL FIND A WAY TO GET THIS TO THEIR CUSTOMERS.

  • seng wang

    Well lets hope they catch all involved or maybe Jussie Smollett did this oh wait this is a real thing and reality.

  • brn

    This comment section went downhill fast.

    • Mr. EP9

      Must have been all meth.

  • rodriguez256

    You honestly think dems would turn this into something racist? It’s amazing how people come to expect certain things as truth and run with it in the what if scenario. However instead of a what if they just assume it as a reality. If they come out and twist it then your comment would be valid but to do so premtively without any form of proof is absurd.

  • rodriguez256

    Huh?

  • Perry F. Bruns

    And some, we assume, are good cars.

  • Craig

    One of Mexico’s Presidents said the same thing. [Probably Vicenti Fox] And he’s right of course. [As are you] Along with everything else – getting Americans off of drugs would have to be done some how. THE question that few people ask is… WHY are so many people doing drugs? Especially Americans – who live in what we are told over and over again is the best country in the world? Why do so many people find it impossible to cope with reality? A huge HUGE problem. And not nearly enough being done to deal with it. But I would argue that unless ‘we’ are willing to upset some people by doing some unpleasant things – nothing will ever get better.

    • THAT IS THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION. TOO MANY PEOPLE WITHOUT WILL POWER KEEP THESE DRUG LORDS IN BUISNESS.
      I’VE ENJOYED A FEW TOKES ON A JOINT BACK IN THE DAY BUT I DECIDED A LONG TIME AGO THAT EVEN MY INFREQUENT USE WAS SUPPORTING THE DRUG TRADE.

  • I DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU GET THE IDEA “DEMS” WANT TO SEE PEOPLE USING METH AND COKE. THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SEE THIS CRAP COME INTO THEIR COUNTRIES ARE THE USERS. NOW ARE YOU SAYING ONLY “DEMS” USE DRUGS?

  • EM1

    SHUT UP, Racist!

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