277 Pounds Of Marijuana Found In Shipment Of New Ford Cars

WOODHAVEN, Mich. (WWJ) – A huge stash of marijuana has been found hidden in a shipment of new Ford cars from Mexico.

pot in cars 277 Pounds Of Marijuana Found In Shipment Of New Ford Cars

(Photo: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman Khaalid Walls says it was an unexpected discovery for Ford employees at the company’s Rail Distribution Facility in the Detroit suburb of Woodhaven.

They opened the rail containers — which contained 200 new Ford and Lincoln vehicles — to also find 277 pounds or $125,000 worth of marijuana packed in opaque, vacuum-sealed plastic bags.

Walls said the shipment came from Mexico.

“The marijuana was concealed in the rail cars,” he told WWJ’s Zahra Huber. “I don’t have the exact details about how they were concealed, but they were definitely hidden from plain sight.”

Walls said the employees turned the pot in to authorities.

There have been no arrests in the ongoing probe, but authorities have multiple leads. Ford is cooperating fully with the investigation.

“This is a significant seizure, and one thing we’ll do now is we have actionable intelligence that we can now follow up onto develop this into a larger investigation,” Walls said.

In a similar case last month, $1 million dollars in marijuana was found in brand new Ford Fusions at a dealership in Ohio. It’s unclear at this time if the two cases are linked.

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  1. California legalized “medical cannabis” over 20 years ago. The truth is that recreational cannabis consumers have always been able to navigate the California “medical system” easily to obtain herb. Beyond the need of a storefront doctor’s signature and a $100 for a cannabis card the mostly unregulated California cannabis industry has flourished. Any adult that wants cannabis can easily get it.

    20 years later and lo and behold California is still the 6th largest economy on the planet bigger than most countries in the world. We drive global computer hi-tech innovation forward in the Silicon Valley, and lead the way in aerospace. We host headquarters for numerous international corporate giants like Disney, Netflix, Apple, Intel, AMD, Google, TRW, Oracle, Hewlett Packard, Tesla, Lockheed, Hughes, Yahoo just to name a few. California’s agriculture industry produces over $47 billion in products each year. Californians create lion’s share of video and musical entertainment media for the world. Annually over 243 million tourists flocked to our state spending upwards of $120 billion. Other than that we’re just stoned, slow and lazy!!

    Please also note that there isn’t a single police agency in the state of California or in the United States for what I’ve read that even keeps a statistic on fatal auto accidents caused solely by cannabis. Alcohol and other hand is directly responsible for over 16,000 traffic deaths per year in the United States.

    As of last November California cannabis is now completely legal “again” and the biggest changes to be expected are a billions dollars that went to black market criminal enterprises will become legitimate business and the state will receive millions in much needed tax revenue.

    The takeaway from all this is that cannabis prohibition was and is a gigantic fraud that delivers the multi billion dollar revenues from the industry directly into the hands of criminals while needlessly destroying the lives of consumers.

    Enough with the lies, Legalize, regulate and tax!!!

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