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CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 25, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Grand Turk Island) Videotapes used to arrest former Turks and Caicos Island chief minister Norman Saunders and other island top officials on drug chgs. shown courtesy Drug Enforcement Admin., discussed; March 6 arrest of Saunders, commerce minister Stafford Missick and others recalled. [October 1984, SAUNDERS - claims close cooperation with United States drug authorities to prevent drugs on island] Turks and Caicos residents' criticism of United States officials in case noted. [Deputy chief minister Nathaniel FRANCIS - claims Saunders would have been treated differently if he were white.] Reaction of DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) mentioned.
REPORTER: Rita Braver

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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