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Organized Crime and Drugs #316213

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 18, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Rita Braver) Indictments against Philadelphia mob family reputed run by Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo for amphetamine trafficking examined; details given, scenes shown. [Strike force attorney Barry GROSS - explains chgs.] Circumstances leading to federal operation against Scarfo reviewed; role of informants Steve Vento and others described. Police undercover videotapes shown. [Pennsylvania crime commission spokesperson Frederick MARTENS - explains informants' fear of Scarfo.] [Drug Enforcement Admin. spokesperson John WILDER - feels society has been the victim.]

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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