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Police: Man tried to smuggle meth in accordion

Published On: Jun 27 2014 07:59:22 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 27 2014 10:37:29 AM CDT
Accordian used to smuggle meth

US Customs & Border Patrol/KNXV

Phoenix, AZ (ABC15) -- A man tried to smuggle more than $13,000 worth of methamphetamine inside an accordion across the border.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported that Eloy Renteria-Ortiz, 18, of Mexico was stopped at the Morley Gate in Nogales, Arizona Monday after almost $13,600 worth of meth, 4.5 pounds, was found wrapped in black tape inside the musical instrument.

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