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US-Italy / Drug Bust #320495

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 31, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Attorney General Edwin Meese reported refusing to comment on incr. pressure to resign. Report introduced.

(DC: Robert Schakne) Meese shown making announcement with regard to international drug bust. [MEESE - says won't answer questions with regard to Justice Department resignations.] Sicilian Mafia bust featured. [FBI Director William SESSIONS - comments on Sicilian Mafia.] [MEESE - comments on important of bust.] FBI noted asserting Sicilian organization not related to American Mafia families. [FBI spokesperson James FOX - comments on Mafia arrests.] Mafia's heroin-smuggling route illustration FBI operation detailed; scenes shown. [FOX - comments on codes used by Mafia to describe heroin.] Suspects noted both importing and exporting heroin. [New York United States attorney Rudolph GIULIANI - comments on shipment of heroin to Italy.] Impact of arrests upon United States drug problem surmised.

Rather, Dan;
Schakne, Robert

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