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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan's latest election-yr. proclamation of war on drugs, joint operation with Mexico, noted undermined somewhat by President Miguel de la Madrid's public refusal to allow United States police to pursue fleeing suspects across border.
(DC: Rita Braver) Mexican state police in Guadalajara reported kidnapping, beating and torturing Drug Enforcement Admin. agent Victor Cortez; details given, scenes, photos shown. [Friend Frank YUGO - notes Cortez's lack of fear about job.] [Attorney General Edwin MEESE - claims Mexican authorities are investigating.] DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agent Enrique Camarena's abduction and murder with police collaboration in same area recalled. Admin.'s new Operation Alliance along border with Mexico outlined. [FBI director William WEBSTER - notes law of supply and demand in drug trafficking.] [Basketball star Julius ERVING - films anti-drug abuse commercial.] [Latoya RICE - repeats what she's learned about drugs.]
- Braver, Rita;
- Rather, Dan
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