ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 03, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: John McWethy) Miami, Florida, grand jury indictments against Panama strongman Manuel Noriega for his role in drug trafficking reported; details of indictments outlined on screen. Key witness reported to be ex-consul general Jose Blandon. [BLANDON - explains Noriega's role in criminal empire; says that Noriega worked with Cubans and CIA.] Blandon's accusations against Fidel Castro noted. Impt. of US-Panama relations due to Panama Canal noted. Possibility that indictments might help push Noriega out of power noted.
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