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Florida / Drug Bust #292031

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 07, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Everglades City, Florida) Major drug bust of marijuana smuggling ring here examined; films shown. [WOMAN - is surprised due to routineness of such smuggling.] Background to undercover operation explained. [MAN - notes greed of participants.] [MAN - believes drug traffic has helped town.] Town's history of smuggling and poaching outlined. [Sheriff Aubrey ROGERS - notes closeness of community.] No. indicted here since 1981 mentioned; today's arrests said include former sheriff's deputy and state supreme court justice, who's still at large. [MAN - doesn't anticipate anything changing.] [Seafood broker Speedy JOHNSON - hopes fishing boats confiscated by government will be returned before stone crab season opens.]
REPORTER: Steve Kroft

Kroft, Steve;
Rather, Dan

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