$1 Million In Marijuana Found Hidden Inside New Cars From Mexico

The Daily Caller | 4/14/2009 | Staff
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A shipment of Mexican-made Ford Fusions delivered to several car dealerships in Ohio contained roughly $1 million of marijuana hidden inside the trunks.

Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration are working with local authorities to investigate how the drugs were packaged into the vehicles. Workers at a dealership in Youngstown slowly discovered the stash of pot hiding in the vehicles beginning July 7. Over the next few days, workers found more bags of the drug in the wheel well of the Ford Fusions, reports CNN.

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Officials suspect there was a breakdown in the supply chain from where the drugs were loaded to where they were supposed to be picked up across the U.S. border.

“Clearly, something went wrong,” Silverio Balzano, the agent in charge of the DEA’s Youngstown office, told CNN. “Generally speaking, they could take it off anywhere else along the way. This is the first time I’ve seen it locally.”

Vehicles - Hermosillo - Sonora - Mexico

The vehicles were manufactured in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, before being...
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