Bought a Ford recently? You should check in all the nooks and crannies, just in case. Add Lincolns to that list. Cars are still showing up in shipments from Mexico with weed stashed in them.
Mysteriously, recent shipments of brand new 2017 Ford Fusions from Mexico were found to have weed packed where their spare tires should have been, and now it seems like the trend has continued.
Law enforcement couldn’t figure out where the illicit cannabis was loaded into cars, which were shipped via rail to their destinations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. Many of those cars made it to dealerships, and some even into the hands of new owners, before the cannabis stashes were recovered. Over 400 pounds of cannabis was found from that shipment, in 15 vehicles.
This new shipment was discovered while still on the rails and apparently in the rail cars themselves, not the vehicles. They were discovered in a Ford Shipment Facility outside of Detroit, and law enforcement searched all 200 cars in tow, finding a total of 277 pounds of weed. Where exactly it originated was not revealed by authorities: ICE did not state the origins of the shipment, or where the cars themselves were produced.
Where exactly it originated was not revealed by authorities: ICE did not state the origins of the shipment, or where the cars themselves were produced. ICE has, however, stated that Ford is cooperating with the investigations, just as they have in previous cases. As of this writing, no one has been arrested for this or the previous crimes, and clues are sparse.
Like previous shipments, law enforcement has no idea where the extra baggage was added to the shipments, or by whom. What is clear is that somewhere along the way, someone didn’t pick up their bud when they were supposed to.