CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 31, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: David Dow) Colombian cocaine smuggler Jorge Luis Ochoa reported being released by Colombian judge. [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - asserts United States disgust with release.] Scenes shown of drug busts; details given. [DEA spokesperson David TESTRAKE - says much cocaine now going into west United States via Mexico.] Cocaine shown confiscated from Mexico-US border. [TESTRAKE - tells how many pounds confiscated.] Smugglers noted using Mexican accomplices. [US Customs Service spokesperson John HENSLEY - comments on Mexican connection.] United States drug confiscation efforts described. Scenes shown of smugglers' cocaine processing plant camouflaged as goat farm.
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