Nogales CBP officers discover meth hidden in accordion

Meth in accordion

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

CBP officers at the Port of Nogales seized an accordion after discovering it contained 4.5 pounds of methamphetamine.

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 30 at 10:57 AM

NOGALES, Ariz. -- Customs and Border Protection officers arrested an 18-year-old Mexican national after finding 4.5 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside an accordion.

Officers said Eloy Renteria-Ortiz tried to smuggle the meth into the United States through the Port of Nogales on Monday.

Officers said nearly $13,600 worth of meth was wrapped in black tape and stashed in the center of the accordion.

The drugs and instrument were seized.

Renteria-Ortiz was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.
 
 

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