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Florida / Drug Smuggling #279385

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 14, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Steinhatchee, Florida) Extent of drug smuggling in Florida and resulting corruption on all levels examined; involvement of Sheriff Sam Smith, bank ofr., Dade Cnty. detectives in drug traffic noted. [State OFFICIAL - wonders who's running the state.] Situation in Taylor and Dixie cnties. examined. Conversation between county officials Frank Russell and Eugene Van Ornam, taped by undercover agent, heard; remarks transcribed on screen. Fin. aspect of smuggling outlined. [Ray. COUEY - notes benefits of community; comments on attitude towards smuggling.] [Florida department of law enforcement commissioner James YORK - thinks it's seen as romantic venture.] Case of Floyd "Bubba" Capo cited as ex.; photos shown. [Cnty. commissioner L.E. HATCHER - praises Capo.] Investigation of county commission noted. Use of local highway by smugglers explained. [Carl WELLS - comments.] [Sheriff Glen DYALS - comments.] Dyals and entire department noted under investigation for alleged drug smuggling; details given. [YORK - notes financial involved in bribing sheriff department] Ernest Hemingway's rumrunner Harry Morgan recalled, quoted.
REPORTER: Steve Kroft

Kroft, Steve;
Rather, Dan

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