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US-Mexico Relations / Camarena Murder #302351

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 12, 1985
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(Studio) Drug Enforcement Admin. agent Enrique Camarena Salazar, slain recently in Mexico, said aware of threats on his life before his kidnapping in Guadalajara; Justice Department's belief that several major Mexican drug dealers planned and executed Camarena's murder outlined. "Crazy Pig" said believed actual killer. Govt. mentioned thinking Mexican police know whereabouts of those involved.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Guadalajara, Mexico) Factors contributing to large scale drug trafficking in Mexico, include role of corrupt government officials, examined. [Attorney general Sergio GARCIA RAMIREZ - (thru translator) rejects US allegations of corruption.] Indications of army's aid to dealers in Sierra Madre region discussed. [Mayor Antonia CHAVEZ - acknowledges ongoing drug trafficking in town.] Incident illustrating apparent payoffs to police described; police attitude toward locating and arresting major drug dealer Rafael Caro Quintero, accused by United States of masterminding Camarena's kidnapping, explained.
REPORTER: Mike O'Connor

O'Connor, Mike;
Rather, Dan

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