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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Sep 24, 2011
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The NBC News special series "Mexico: The War Next Door" re-introduced.

(McAllen, Texas: Mark Potter) The drug trafficking across the Mexico border examined; scenes shown from along the Rio Grande of a load of marijuana seized by Border Patrol agents. [Retired DEA supervisor Anthony COULSON†- says the drug strategy with Mexico is not working.] The findings of a Justice Department report on drug cartels and drug distribution into the US and statistics on the rise in drug seized cited. [National Drug Control Policy Center director Gil KERLIKOWSKE†- says the Mexican forces are not available to stop production.] [NBC News analyst retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY†- says US law enforcement is routinely shot at or intimidated: we are in denial.]

Holt, Lester;
Potter, Mark

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