Ford Fusions Finally Interesting, Come With $1 Million of Cartel Weed
Henry Ford would definitely be salty about the situation.
Even though marijuana is now legal in some form in more than half of the United States, and a greater number of American citizens have access to legal cannabis than ever before, Mexican traffickers continue to export the drug across the border.
“Ford employees found 277 pounds of marijuana in railroad cars used to ship new Ford vehicles from Mexico to Detroit,” USA Today reports. The find in Michigan came after a previously discovered 400 pounds of weed was discovered in 15 Ford Fusions that had been shipped from Mexico to Pennsylvania and Ohio.
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The discovery comes months after Sinaloa cartel head Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was captured in Mexico and extradited to the United States where, in April of 2018, the former kingpin will face prosecution on a 17-count indictment. Since Guzman’s capture, the Sinaloa cartel has reportedly lost significant influence among Mexico’s “narco hierarchy.” The weed/Fusion find is indicative, however, that even amid America’s state-by-state shift in marijuana policy, Mexican cartels and traffickers are actively exporting cannabis into the U.S.
Though in this particular instance, it is unclear if the marijuana was indeed sent across the border by a cartel. And it’s likely not the first time someone has hidden hella weed inside a Ford Fusion.
“We are taking this very seriously,” reads a statement issued by Ford Motor Co. following the discovery of the smuggled marijuana. “We are working closely with a number of law enforcement agencies on this investigation, including the FBI, Customs, Department of Homeland Security and local police. We cannot comment further as this is an active investigation.”
It's safe to say the aforementioned Ford Fusions were indeed "ridin' dirty."