Crime $1 Million Worth of Marijuana Found in Ohio Dealership Cars

02:50  18 july  2017
02:50  18 july  2017 Source:   NBC News

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Authorities are looking into how marijuana worth $ 1 million was hidden in the trunks of brand new, Mexican-made Ford Fusions at a dealership in Ohio , according to Silverio In total, marijuana was found in 15 cars in four counties in Ohio , Balzano said, and a couple even surfaced in Pennsylvania.

Additional packages were found at other northeast Ohio dealerships and one in Pennsylvania. A Drug Enforcement Administration agent tells The Vindicator that marijuana was found in April in new cars shipped from Mexico to Minnesota.

Authorities have seized 400 pounds of marijuana worth $1 million hidden in cars at Ohio dealerships, Portage County police told NBC News on Monday.

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Police were called to a dealership about a week ago when a "suspicious package" was found concealed in the trunk wheel of a new Ford Fusion, Sheriff David W. Doak told NBC News.

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Marijuana worth $ 1 million was discovered in the trunks of new Mexican-made Fusion sedans at a dealership in Ohio , reports CNN. Weed-hauling Fusions were found in 15 cars across four counties in Ohio , and two more were discovered in Pennsylvania.

Authorities are looking into how marijuana worth $ 1 million was hidden in the trunks of brand new, Mexican-made Ford Fusions at a dealership in Ohio , according to Silverio In total, marijuana was found in 15 cars in four counties in Ohio , Balzano said, and a couple even surfaced in Pennsylvania.

More marijuana blocks were recovered from other vehicles at the dealership, and a neighboring county reported five other Ford Fusions with concealed narcotics. In total, 400 pounds of marijuana was recovered from 15 vehicles at the Ohio dealerships.

The cars were manufactured in Mexico and crossed the Mexican border into Arizona on their way to Trumbull County, where they were dropped off at a rail yard, the sheriff's office told NBC affiliate WCMH of Columbus. Ford has a plant in Sonora, Mexico.

Silverio Balzano of the Youngstown office of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration told the station that those working at the Mexican plant might not have even been involved.

"We don't know at what point it was put into the vehicles," he said.

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Authorities are looking into how marijuana worth $ 1 million was hidden in the trunks of brand new, Mexican-made Ford Fusions at a dealership in Ohio , according to Silverio In total, marijuana was found in 15 cars in four counties in Ohio , Balzano said, and a couple even surfaced in Pennsylvania.

Authorities are trying to get to the bottom of how $ 1 million worth of marijuana ended up in several Ford Fushions at Ohio car dealerships . The cars , built at a Ford plant in Mexico, were distributed to a handful of Ohio dealerships where packages were found in the shape of

In a statement, Ford denied that the incident happened at the Mexico plant, the Vindicator newspaper of Youngstown reported. It said it was working with the FBI and customs on an "extensive investigation."

This is not the first time this year that new cars have been used to transport narcotics.

In March, 14 blocks of marijuana weighing around 217 pounds, with an estimated value of $272,000, were found hidden inside spare wheels of new vehicles in Minnesota, according to Dilworth police.

In May, two 20-pound packages of marijuana were found in two new Ford Fusions shipped into the United States from Mexico, The Associated Press reported.

The case remains under investigation by local police and the DEA, and no arrests have been made.

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