BATON ROUGE (WGNO) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and several state lawmakers and police officials got a firsthand look at security issues along the Texas-Mexico border Monday.
Jindal and his team attended a security briefing and tour led by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
It’s the second trip for State Police Superintendent, Col. Mike Edmonson. Edmonson says illegal drugs, illegal weapons and immigrants without official permission affect Louisiana daily.
Other top names who went to the border include, House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, officials from Troop Operations, Criminal Patrol Operations and SWAT/Aviation Operations.
Kleckley says that besides being speaker, he represents and those living in southwest Louisiana, a likely entry for any criminals coming from Mexico through Texas to Louisiana.