[Governor Sonny] Perdue visited Georgia’s troops helping fortify the nation’s Southern border [last week] and said they were key to preventing drug smuggling operations from Mexico involving illegal aliens, such as the record methamphetamine bust … in Gainesville.
The 341 pounds of crystal meth was found in a house occupied by illegal immigrants in Gainesville. Perdue said the people were not the only thing crossing the border.
“That’s exactly where the meth is coming. It’s prearranged, and they can get through there. That’s why the meth is showing up right here in our state,” he said.
He said he told the troops during his visit that border control was the key to stop drug smuggling.
“I said, ‘You are the front line defense for drug control in Atlanta Georgia,’ and that is exactly what they were doing,” he said.
Perdue praised Georgia’s National Guard Troops for helping keep America secure.