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Mexican band Tigres del Norte fined for singing about drug smugglers

Mexican band Tigres del Norte fined for singing about drug smugglers

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.

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