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Heroin Theft #221149

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 15, 1972
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(Studio) Yesterday New York Police Department revealed 57 pounds heroin worth $12 million stolen from headquarters storage room. Today department reports loss 23 pounds heroin worth $4 million. Both seized 1962 after smuggled in from France. Case basis of movie, "French Connection." Real life cop who seized heroin reacts to theft.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) (Film shows excerpts from "French Connection.") Eddie Egan dismissed from police force for having failed to turn in narcotics seized from suspects. [EGAN - says worked hard on case involving heroin smuggling from France. Yesterday's theft of heroin shocking. Will be all-out hunt for stolen heroin.] Egan blames theft on organized crime.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris

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