According to Ontario Provincial Police, employees working at four Ford dealerships, tasked with inspecting newly arrived cars, discovered several of the Ford Fusion sedans came with the wrong type of spare tyres.
Upon closer inspection, the employees found the spare tyres were packed with illegal drugs, Methamphetamine. The employees then called the authorities, which began investigating the incident.
At the end of the day, about 400 pounds (180 kilograms) of Meth, estimated to have street value of about $4.5 million or about ₦1.6 billion, where discovered in 9 of 14 vehicles that were searched by authorities at the 13 Ford dealerships .
Canadian and U.S. authorities believe that the 400-pound drug shipment, which was brought into Canada through legal U.S. shipping lanes from Mexico, belongs to the Sinaloa drug cartel, which gained access to the cars after they left the assembly plant in Hermosillo, Mexico.
About seven days ago, 15500 Kilos of cocaine, worth ₦396 billion, was also seized at US Philadelphia Port when investigators cracked open a 7 shipping containers.