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Border agents catch man trying to smuggle drugs in accordion

NOGALES, Ariz. — A Mexican man is in custody for allegedly trying to
smuggle 4½ pounds of methamphetamine into Arizona in an accordion.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers said 18-year-old Eloy Renteria-Ortiz
was arrested on Monday at the Port of Nogales after being searched at the Morley
Gate crossing.

Nearly $13,600 worth of meth was found wrapped in black tape and
stashed in the center of the accordion that Renteria-Ortiz was carrying.

The drugs and instrument were seized and Renteria-Ortiz was turned over to U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

His hometown in Mexico wasn’t released.


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