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War On Drugs / Lehder Trial / 'Zero Tolerance #115662

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 19, 1988
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.

(Miami, Florida: Mark Potter) Conviction in Florida of Colombia drug dealer Carlos Lehder for smuggling cocaine into United States reported; scenes shown. [US attorney Robert MERKLE - calls it victory for good guys.] [Attorney General Edwin MEESE - comments on Lehder case.] Lehder's drug career reviewed. [DEA spokesperson Tom CASH - discusses Lehder.] [In 1983, LEHDER - says he's fighting for people's rights.] Arrest and trial of Lehder reviewed; investigation of Bahamanian Prime Min. Lynden Pindling and other officials reported resulting from Lehder investigation.

(Studio: Ted Koppel) Seizure of ship that found wreck of Titanic by customs officials as part of "zero tolerance" drug operation reported; scenes shown of Atlantis II.

Koppel, Ted;
Potter, Mark

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