ABC Evening News for Friday, May 20, 1988
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Criticism of Coast Guard for its "zero tolerance" program of seizing boats (or other vehicles) containing any amount of drugs reported
(Miami, Florida: Mark Potter) Coast Guard reported set to soften its program in response to public anger; scenes shown of Atlantis II, ship seized and now returned to owners. [Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Jim SIMPSON - says policy must be supported by public; says there are grey areas in policy.] Plan to link seizures with proof that owners knew about drugs on board reported ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) noted set to file against a "zero tolerance" seizure.
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