This story caught my attention yesterday evening. From ABC 7 Chicago:
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 Balzano, agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Youngstown office.
The cars were manufactured at the Ford plant in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, and were shipped by rail into a CSX yard in Lordstown, Ohio, Balzano said.
Now, investigators are trying to discover where along the supply line the marijuana was packed into the cars — and who failed to retrieve it.
It will be interesting to see how this story develops. I see no way this can have happened without some sort of conspiracy. The question will be how widely spread the conspiracy is.
If I were a top level manager sitting in Dearborn right about now I would have already dispatched an investigation team to Mexico.