Not Sure How The Guy Smuggling Meth in an Accordion Didn't Get Away With It

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ABC - 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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If I had to think of something to smuggle meth in, I would never think of an accordion. Which is why I can’t believe this guy got caught. Who in the world would expect meth smuggled in a mariachi band? It’s unheard of. The mariachi folks are the happiest, most jovial gents on the planet. Always smiling and playing their tunes, toes in the sand, not a care in the world. But now it turns out they are all two faced meth dealing killers? Insane. Who can we trust now if we can’t trust accordion players? Is Weird Al an axe murderer? I’m not saying he’s not, but I’m not saying I didn’t give him lessons either. What a world we live in when we can’t trust a simple accordion player. But I guess it beats smuggling it up your snatch.