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Drug Smuggling Ring Arrests / Puerto Rico Trafficking #294627

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Nov 03, 1984
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(Studio) FBI reported breaking up drug smuggling ring with arrests yesterday in several states and Canada
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(San Juan, PR) Indications of increase drug smuggling operations based in PR examined; films shown. [DEA spokesperson John SUTTON - acknowledges significant cocaine and marijuana smuggling from PR.] PR's proximity to both Colombia and US and other factors benefiting smugglers explained. [US Customs spokesperson Jaime ECHEVARRIA - notes lack of air coverage in PR.] [Customs pilot Roger GARLAND - explains difficulty in his job.] White House rationalizations for not increase efforts in PR, despite nationally announced war on drugs, noted. [Representative Glenn ENGLISH - believes lack of government effort accounts for no major seizures in PR.]
REPORTER: Richard Schlesinger

Schieffer, Bob;
Schlesinger, Richard

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