It was a well-known ballad about Camelia the Texan — a woman who smuggles drugs into the United States and then murders her lover in a jealous rage — that got Los Tigres del Norte into trouble.
The wildly popular band played the song — one of their many hits chronicling the lives of drug smugglers — during a packed performance Sunday afternoon in the northern Mexican city of Chihuahua.
In doing so, they violated the one hard and fast rule for musicians who play Chihuahua: No singing about narcos.
Now the band owes $25,000 in fines for violating city law.
The penalty against...