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Special Assignment (Operation Pipeline) #100017

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 18, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Albuquerque, New Mexico: Bill O'Reilly) Govt.'s controversial Operation Pipeline, aimed at halting drug trafficking from Mexico to United States through New Mexico examined; details given, scenes shown. [sergeant Jeff FAISON - describes dealers' exploitation of United States legal system.] Operation's tactic described; amt. and type of drug seized since its inception listed on screen. [FAISON - notes traffickers' success rate.] [Attorney Nancy HOLLANDER - believes 4th Amendment is being usurped; explains.] [Dr. Don. SATHER - claims he allowed search out of intimidation.] [Judge Michael MARTINEZ - claims police are discriminating against Hispanics.] [State Police Major Neil CURRAN - claims more Hispanics are involved in drug trafficking than others.]

Jennings, Peter;
O'Reilly, Bill

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