Man accused of using accordion to smuggle meth into U.S.
By Jay Dillon
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — A Mexican man is in custody for allegedly trying to smuggle 4 1/2 pounds of methamphetamine into Arizona in an accordion.U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say 18-year-old Eloy Renteria-Ortiz was arrested on Monday at the Port of Nogales after being searched at the Morley Gate crossing.Officers say 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 and it wasn't immediately clear Thursday if Renteria-Ortiz has a lawyer.
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