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South Vietnam / Drug Traffic / Gen. Dzu / Rep. Steele #16584

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 09, 1971
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(Studio) Representative Robert H. Steele has charged South Vietnam General Ngo Dzu involved in drug traffic; Ngo Dzu denies charge.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Saigon, South Vietnam) [Major General Ngo DZU - says never had any connections with drug operations in South Vietnam; needs to ask United States ambassador Ellsworth Bunker to find out from Representative Steele who gave him info.; says charges challenge own honor; honor of South Vietnam army, people.]
REPORTER: Steve Bell

(Studio) Representative Steele not surprised by Ngo Dzu's denial.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(New Haven, Connecticut) [STEELE - says top intelligence sources in South Vietnam have implicated General Ngo Dzu in heroin traffic; considers sources impeccable; says information known 3 mos.; time for action.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) General Ngo Dzu's United States adviser John Paul Vann says has no information to substantiate Steele's charges.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Bell, Steve;
Reasoner, Harry

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