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Kleckley, Edmonson head to Texas-Mexico border for safety meeting

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)
A group of state officials will head to the Texas-Mexico border on Monday for a security briefing and tour of the border by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Among the attendees will be Speaker of the House Chuck Kleckley of the Louisiana House of Representatives, State Superintendent of Police Col. Mike Edmonson and delegated members of the Louisiana State Police representing Troop Operations, Criminal Patrol Operations and SWAT/Aviation Operations.

"Whether it is illegal drugs, illegal weapons or undocumented immigrants, Louisiana is affected daily by security issues at the Mexico border," said Edmonson. "We continue to enjoy a strong partnership with our counterparts at Texas DPS who play a critical role in providing us intelligence and situational awareness with regards to border security issues."

"Beyond my role as Speaker of the House, I represent the people of and reside in Southwest Louisiana, which is the first area of our state to be impacted by the criminal element entering Louisiana from Mexico by way of Texas," said Kleckley. "I am committed to making sure that we at the State Capitol remain informed and take appropriate steps to ensure the safety of our citizens."

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