$1M in marijuana found in brand new Ford Fusions

Agents seize 480 pounds of pot shipped from Mexico to Warren area

Agents seize 480 pounds of pot shipped from Mexico to Warren area

The investigation also revealed that a rail auto containing 15 new Ford Fusions had their spare tires removed, replacing them with compressed packages of marijuana resembling a tire. Last week, however, the president revisited that topic, declaring that he wants the wall to be transparent so that us border agents will be able to see the bags of drugs that dealers are hurling into the country from the other side.

The Portage County Drug Task Force and agents from the Youngstown DEA office recovered more than $1 million of marijuana this week stuffed in new Ford Fusions shipped from Mexico to Northeast Ohio.

In Louisiana, we call that lagniappe.

The auto was shipped from Mexico, to a rail yard in Warren, before being searched at the dealership.

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.

Packed marijuana found inside Ford Fusions at a dealership in Ohio. Youngstown office of the DEA
Packed marijuana found inside Ford Fusions at a dealership in Ohio. Youngstown office of the DEA

The pot was found stashed in the wheel wells for the vehicles' spare tires at a dealership in Youngstown between July 7 and July 11, Balzano said.

The Portage County Sheriff's Drug Task Force is working with the DEA in the investigation.

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. He does, however, know of similar cases in Arizona and Minnesota. And that, in turn, suggests that successful drug-smuggling efforts could be taking place all the time.

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

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