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US-Italy / Drug Bust #114742

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 31, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) International drug bust in United States and in Italy reported Report introduced.

(NYC: Bill O'Reilly) Arrest of cocaine and heroin drug traffickers in several United States cities and Palermo, Italy, reported; details given, scenes shown of arrests. [Attorney General Edwin MEESE - discusses export of cocaine from United States to Italy and smuggling back of heroin to US.] Explanation of US-Italy drug swap given; map shown. Federal war on Italian organized crime figs. reviewed; scenes shown of members of Genovese, Colombo and Luchese crime families. [US attorney Rudolph GIULIANI - discusses drug trade.] Drug-related crimes of Jamaican "posse" gangs noted.

Donaldson, Sam;
O'Reilly, Bill

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