Fully Loaded: Cartels Smuggle 1,100 Pounds of Pot to US in New Ford Fusions
US officials found 1,100 pounds of marijuana shipped from Mexico in the spare tire compartments of new Ford Fusions.
The war on drugs is never ending, with smugglers finding new and creative ways to bring their goods across the border. New 2017 Ford Fusions shipped from Mexico had their spare tires swapped for packages of marijuana, not only making their way to dealer lots but onto the driveway of an 86-year-old Minnesota man. According to Alpha News, more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana were recovered from 22 vehicles, most of which traveled north on the same train car.
The drugs were found between February and March of this year. A contractor for Burlington Northern Sante Fe railroad tipped off authorities after discovering drugs in two cars. The contractor was inspecting the Fusions before loading them onto a transport headed to dealerships. Thirteen other cars, all from the same railcar, had already made their way to dealer lots. Each car had 40 to 60 pounds of marijuana in the trunk.
Parcels of marijuana recovered in the Dilworth drug raid, Source: Dilworth PD/Facebook