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Teen caught in meth smuggling attempt

Angel Ramon Leal-Garate // Brownsville PD

A teen is behind bars after he was caught allegedly smuggling methamphetamine across the border.

Brownsville police told Action 4 News that 17-year-old Angel Ramon Leal-Garate attempted to smuggle almost eight pounds of meth across the Veterans International Bridge.

Authorities said that Customs and Immigration officers arrested the teen after the drugs were found inside a compartment of the Jeep Cherokee Leal was driving.

The teen was caught with almost eight pounds of meth he attempted to smuggle intot he United States.

Leal-Garate remains behind bars without bond at this time.

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