Authorities say more than 400 pounds of marijuana has been found in 15 new cars made in Mexico and shipped to OH and Pennsylvania to sell.
Balzano says that this is the first time a seizure of this kind happened in his locality.
Each wheel found inside the Fusions weighed 14.5 kilos, and this recent discovery yielded a total of 15 cars loaded with the odd spares in OH alone.
The cars, built at a Ford plant in Mexico, were distributed to a handful of OH dealerships where packages were found in the shape of half-moons and placed into the wheel wells for the vehicles' spare tires.
According to Alpha News, approximately 1,100 pounds of marijuana was smuggled into the USA via 22 Mexican-made Ford Fusions between February and March.
Pot was packed into half-circle shapes that fit nicely into the car's spare wheel well, with each wheel weighing 14.5 kilos, or just shy of 32 pounds.
"Since the vehicles came from Mexico, they believed someone in Mexico placed the marijuana in those vehicles", the St. Paul police officer wrote.
"The officer advised me this was an ongoing problem for them".
It's said that the new Ford Fusion has good space, but this likely isn't what the company had in mind. "We have confirmed that this is not happening at our plant or at our internal shipping yards". As far as we know, most were sold without this special "option".
CSX also says they're cooperating with authorities in finding where the drugs may be puff-puff-passing into America. Transportation companies then moved the cars to dealerships in OH and Pennsylvania.
Word on the street is the new Ford Fusions are dope - but not in the way you think.
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