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Colombia-US Relations / Drug War #111739

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 10, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Miami, Florida: Mark Potter) United States Customs Service crackdown on import of drugs from Colombia featured; details given, scenes shown of airport searches here. [US Customs spokesperson Harry CARNES - says message being sent to Colombia.] Colombia's recent release of cocaine smuggler Jorge Luis Ochoa recalled; details given. [Colombian president Virgilio BARCO - (thru translator) says drug trafficking threatens nation] [US ambassador to Colombia Charles GILLESPIE - says Colombian insts. are threatened.] Smuggling of drugs into Florida noted. [Dade Cnty., Florida, police commander Robert LAMONT - says Colombia's flooding market with drugs.] Power of drug traffickers noted. [Representative Charles RANGEL - describes killing of officials by dealers.] Call for forceful actions by President Reagan reported

Donaldson, Sam;
Potter, Mark

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