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CBP Officers Find 4.5 Pounds of Meth in Accordion

Release Date: 
June 27, 2014

NOGALES, Ariz. – An adult Mexican male was arrested Monday for attempting to smuggle approximately 4.5 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales, hidden inside an accordion.CBP officers at the Port of Nogales seize accordion after discovering it contained 4.5 pounds of methamphetamine

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Morley Gate crossing took 18-year-old Eloy Renteria-Ortiz into custody after finding almost $13,600 worth of meth wrapped in black tape and stashed in the center of the musical instrument. 

Nearly $13,000 worth of meth are removed from within an accordion that an 18-year-old Mexican national was attempting to bring into the U.S.The drugs and instrument were seized. Renteria was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.