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Drug Bust #280475

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 15, 1982
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(Studio) Operation Swordfish reported hitting Florida drug trade.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Miami, Florida) White collar criminals reported taken in 18 month old Drug Enforcement Agency operation. Dean International Investments, drug-traffic related financial operation, noted. [Miami DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agent Peter GRUDEN - explains DEA's operation of financial services as ruse to apprehend offenders.] Role of Dean International explained. Attorney General William French Smith accused of spilling beans too soon, in reports to press of operation before arrests were made. 15 reported escaping arrest due to Smith's action. [DEA Francis MULLEN - says DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) wanted Attorney General to make the announcement.] DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) officials said questioning wisdom of politicizing drug situation. Upcoming elecs. noted.
REPORTER: Bob Simon

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob
Duration:
00:02:10

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