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International Drug War / Military Role / Fugitive Seizure #325065

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 14, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Pentagon reported authorizing units to help apprehend intl. drug fugitives. Last summer's attempt to capture Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar discussed; Defense Secretary Dick Cheney mentioned. Bolivian drug lord Luis Arce Gomez reported captured by agents of Bolivian police in United States and DEA. [State Department legal advisor Abraham SOFAER - explains legal ramifications of international fugitive seizure.]

(Studio: Dan Rather; DC: David Martin) President Bush reported preparing to brief Congress under terms of War Powers Act during capture attempt of Escobar.

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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