Police seize drugs from spare tire at Woodstock, N.B. Ford dealership

The Woodstock Police Force says seven kilograms of what's believed to be methamphetamine has been found and seized from a spare tire.

Police say they were contacted by Corey Ford on February 7th after a discovering a suspicious spare tire that did not match the make and model of the vehicle it was contained in.

New Brunswick RCMP say Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) explained at a news conference on February 27th that contraband drugs had been concealed in new vehicles built at a Ford Motor Company plant in Mexico and then shipped via rail cars to Canada.

Employees at Ford dealerships had notified police about methamphetamine contained in spare tires, at which point Ford Canada made its dealerships aware of the information.

Woodstock Police say this resulted in the seizure at the local dealership.

Cars that were on a different rail car, but part of the same shipment from Mexico, made their way to Quebec for dispersal to Ford Motor Company dealerships in Quebec and Woodstock, N.B.

In total, 180 kilograms of meth was located in vehicles shipped trans-continentally to Canada.

Police in Canada say they do not know where or when the actual exploitation of the legal cargo occurred.