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Colombia / Drug War #124772

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 17, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Bogota: Gary Shepard) Communique from drug cartel in Colombia stating that it will stop drug shipments in return for legal guarantees featured; details given. Conflicting responses from Colombian President Virgilio Barco and government's number two man Carlos Lemos about policy of extraditing drug lords to United States noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Washington: Mark Potter) Examination of US reaction to this news and of impact that Medellin cartel's new position might have on drug trade given.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Extradition of two drug traffickers to US reported; scenes shown of couple in custody in Charlotte, North Carolina. Judge reported ordering beginning of drug trial for Manuel Noriega on March 5.

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Mark;
Shepard, Gary

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