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US-Colombia Relations / Lehder Extradition #314604

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 05, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Extradition to Florida today of reputed international drug trafficker Carlos Lehder from Colombia featured; details given, scenes shown. [Drug Enforcement Admin. spokesperson John LAWN - claims Lehder is advocate of Adolf Hitler and major promoter of cocaine.] Lehder's arraignment described; security surrounding proceedings and government's decision to place law enforcement officials and embassy personnel on special alert worldwide explained. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - claims Lehder and other traffickers have assassinated authorities in past and threatened to continue doing so.] ["El Tiempo" editor Rafael SANTOS - describes risks run in Colombia.]

(NYC: Richard Schlesinger) Significance of Lehder's arrest and barriers continue to face authorities in halting international drug trafficking examined; details given, scenes shown. [LAWN - acknowledges cocaine cartel will continue operations.] [Dr. David MUSTO - notes importance of Lehder's arrest as morale booster to narcotics agents.] Shooting of Colombian ambassador to Hungary Enrique Parejo in Budapest recently said example of Colombian traffickers' violence. Lehder's associates Jorge Ochoa and Pablo Escobar noted still at large. [Dade Cnty. police spokesperson Arthur NEHRBASS - expects Lehder's peers to fill the gap created by his arrest.]

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan;
Schlesinger, Richard

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