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War On Drugs / Military Role / Yacht Seizure #115583

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 14, 1988
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(Studio: Brit Hume) Issue of military role in war on drugs reported Report introduced.

(DC: Jackie Judd) Senator bill calling for military to chase drug-laden ships and planes and expand their surveillance role reported; details given, scenes shown. Issue of giving authority to Navy to arrest suspected drug smugglers discussed. [Senator Alfonse D'AMATO - says we should use military resources.] Opposition to plan detailed. [Senator Lowell WEICKER - comments.] [Senator Sam NUNN - says we can improve on drug problem.] [Senator John GLENN - says Senator posturing won't make a difference.] House of Representatives' bill on military role in drug war mentioned. White House support for plans noted.

(Studio: Brit Hume) Coast Guard reported seizing yacht Monkey Business because of marijuana found on board; boat's role in Gary Hart-Donna Rice affair recalled. Seizure noted part of government's new "zero tolerance" program in war on drugs.

Hume, Brit;
Judd, Jackie

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