An 86-year-old man made an incredible discovery after he looked in his Ford Fusion’s spare tire well in Rochester, Minnesota. The floodgates are now open, and the shocking finds keep coming.
Tucson reports that a truck driver in a St. Paul, Minnesota, rail yard inspected two new Ford Fusions, shipped from Mexico, and found bundles of marijuana stashed in the trunks. In those cases, each had two 20-pound blocks molded in the shape of spare tires and hidden inside plastic wrap, aluminum foil, coffee bags, and garbage bags.
BNSF railway made a similar discovery and thirteen of the fifteen cars delivered had already been sent to dealerships. Many of those had been sent to rental car agencies to be placed into service.
The 86-year-old in Rochester found a 50-pound bag of the substance. Rochester is about 80 miles from the import destination in St. Paul.
The war on drugs is never ending, with smugglers finding new and creative ways to bring their goods across the border. New 2017 Ford Fusions shipped from Mexico had their spare tires swapped for packages of marijuana, not only making their way to dealer lots but onto the driveway of an 86-year-old Minnesota man. According to Alpha News, more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana were recovered from 22 vehicles, most of which traveled north on the same train car. [Source: Autoblog]
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The cars originated in the Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly plant in Mexico. Apparently, the tires were removed and replaced with the packages of marijuana and were meant to be removed before the cars made it to the dealerships. The entire operation is thought to have been orchestrated by the cartel formerly run by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. In the end, more than $1.4 million worth of marijuana was recovered by police.
This is certainly not the first time that this has happened.
In May 2015, the Mexican military found 430 pounds of marijuana in the spare-tire spaces of 14 new cars inside a rail car in Nogales, Sonora, according to Mexican media reports. The packages were wrapped in aluminum foil and clear plastic. The next month, 35 pounds of marijuana were found stashed among Ford vehicles in the same rail yard. [Source: Tucson]
These stories highlight the need for increased attention at our Southern border and on imports coming in from Mexico. President Donald Trump has been branded a racist and a bigot for promoting commonsense policies regarding Mexico, but those who oppose him are largely just playing politics.
Keep in mind, these cases are only the ones that we know about. Imagine what else may have been creeping across our Southern border for years, undetected. Fortunately, President Trump is issuing in a new era of authenticity and effective action in Washington, D.C., much to the chagrin of his political adversaries, but for the greater good. Making America great again will take time, but it is great to have leadership in D.C. that is finally paying attention and, more importantly, taking action.