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American Agenda (Drugs: Puerto Rico Smuggling) #128455

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 10, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(San Juan, Puerto Rico: Mark Potter) Drug smuggling to United States by way of Puerto Rico featured; scenes shown of Coast Guard cutter checking sailboat for cocaine. [Coast Guard Jeff KARONIS - says Puerto Rico has been the hot spot for cocaine smuggling.] [Coast Guard Captain Paul BLANEY - comments on drugs.] Reasons why this island has become a smugglers' haven outlined. [US Customs Service Harry BETZ - says if drugs reach here, they will get to the United States mainland.] [US Customs Service Mamie POLLOCK - explains difficulty of inspections.] Film of aerial drop shown. Need for help from federal government to slow cocaine smuggling noted. [US attorney Daniel LOPEZ ROMO - says we need more of everything.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Arrest in Miami of one of Puerto Rico's key drug smugglers noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Mark

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