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Reagan / Drug Abuse-Trafficking #320013

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 29, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan's expected decision with regard to penalties against foreign countries trafficking drugs discussed. Reagan noted not calling for toughest penalties against Panama. General Manuel Antonio Noriega's drug indictments mentioned. Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) President Reagan expected to publicly reprimand Panama's lack of drug trafficking prevention. Reagan noted certifying which countries are cooperating with war on drugs and continue to receive US aid. Mexico and Colombia noted expected to meet certification requirements. [REAGAN - comments on drug seizures and arrests.] New York City mayor Ed Koch reported buying advertising in newspaper protesting drug-related shooting of police ofr. Edward Byrne. Ad. quoted on screen. [On CBS "This Morning", KOCH - calls Reagan "wimp."] [Senator Dennis DeCONCINI - urges economy sanctions against violating countries.] Admin. official quoted with regard to Reagan's Panama policy. Sources noted asserting Reagan keeping options open to see what measures Latin American nations take.

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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