CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 20, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Rita Braver) Investigation into assassination of government informant Barry Seal, instrumental in cocaine smuggling inquiries, examined; background to his arrest and later deal with federal authorities reviewed. Scenes, photos shown. Seal, believed murdered by Colombian traffickers, recalled helping build case against Nicaraguan government official and chief minister of Turks and Caicos Island [December 1985, SEAL - resents government's seizure of his property.] [United States attorney Stanford BARDWELL - notes Seal's refusal to enter witness protection program.] Seal said scheduled to testify in upcoming trial of Colombian drug kingpin; Colombian ntls. said arrested as suspects in Seal's murder.
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