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Cuba-Nicaragua Rel. / Vesco Drug Connection #293802

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 12, 1984
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(NYC) United States government investigators said linking fugitive Robert Vesco, believed currently living in Cuba, to cocaine smuggling operation in Nicaragua; alleged role of Nicaraguan Frederico Vaughn, closely associated with interior ministry, discussed. Vaughn recalled recently indicted by Miami grand jury for drug smuggling. United States customs said learning of Vesco connection from Dutch ntl. Jitsy Kooistra, arrested last year in Florida; details given. One alleged Vesco plan to smuggle cocaine into US, via Colombia, Nicaragua and Belgium, outlined, illustrated on map.
REPORTER: Richard Schlesinger

Rather, Dan;
Schlesinger, Richard

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