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Special Assignment (Drugs: The Mexico Connection) #102159

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 24, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Mexico City, Mexico: Mark Potter) United States authorities' criticism of Mexico's lack of action in war on drug trafficking examined; scenes shown. [US Customs commissioner William von RAAB - considers Mexico's actions insignificant; cites example] Widespread corruption in Mexican law enforcement recalled revealed in torture-murder of United States drug agent Enrique Camarena Salazar; details given. [von RAAB - doesn't think Mexican government is doing anything but talking.] Mexico's handling of reputed drug kingpins Rafael Caro Quintero and Felix Gallardo cited as exs. Mexico said United States largest heroin supplier; extent of marijuana and cocaine supplied by Mexico as well noted. Smuggling methods described.

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Mark

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