Doak said investigators, with the assistance of the Ford Motor Co., were able to determine the Ford Fusions manufactured in Mexico entered the United States by crossing the Mexican border into Arizona, made their way to northeast OH by train and were dropped off at the rail yard in Warren.
"Clearly, something went wrong", the DEA's Silverio Balzano told CNN.
Balzano said this was not the first he's heard of marijuana hidden in cars shipped from Mexico. Approximately 32 pounds of marijuana was found in 15 Ford Fusions, officials said.
The sheriff says no arrests have been made but the investigation continues.
Drug enforcement agents might be especially alarmed because it appears in each of these cases, a hitch arose with the Mexican smugglers' US counterparts.
In a police report, the officer investigating the case spoke to railway police, who come across similar situations on a regular basis.
Ford's Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant also produces the Fusion's badge-engineering mate Lincoln MKZ. "The vehicles would get loaded onto the same railcar". Last week, however, the president revisited that topic, declaring that he wants the wall to be transparent so that USA border agents will be able to see the bags of drugs that dealers are hurling into the country from the other side. It is at this time that the co-conspirator on the USA side would break into the railcars and recover the narcotics. I guess this explains why they're getting smuggled into Fusions of all things. "It is believed that someone forgot and or missed the opportunity to retrieve their narcotics on the US side of the border".