CBS Evening News for Friday, May 13, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Jacksonville, Florida: Bruce Hall) Colombian drug lord Carlos Lehder's trial featured; details given, scenes shown. Prosecutor quoted re: Lehder's crimes. Defense attys. quoted with regard to lack of witnesses. Testimony quoted with regard to Lehder's role in United States drug trade. [Ex-Lehder pilot Andy BARNES - comments on working for Lehder.] Govt. witnesses noted asserting Lehder bribed Bahamian officials for island base of operations. Possible indictments of Bahamian officials, including Prime Min. Lynden Pindling, noted. [PINDLING - denies bribery accusations.] United States policy of indicting foreign leaders on drug charges discussed. [Senator Alfonse D'AMATO - comments on program.] [On September 30, 1987, Bahamas Attorney General Paul ADDERLEY - says Lehder's arrest and conviction won't stop drug trade.] Jury reported requesting further deliberation. (Artist: Howard Brodie)
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