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ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 25, 1973
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(Studio) Florida officials continue probe after seizing nearly 30 tons of marijuana. Drug traffic in Florida on increase, especially cocaine.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Miami, Florida) Cocaine becoming biggest drug problem. [Drug enforcement admin. John BARTELS - says cocaine use incrd. tremendously in last decade.] South Florida ideal for drug smugglers. [Narcotics officer Lieutenant Alan RICHARDS - admits informers essential to drug traffic enforcement.] Law officials believe cocaine should be stopped in South American before it reaches US.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson (Film courtesy of WPLG-TV)

Reasoner, Harry

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