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Colombia / Drug War / Rodriguez Gacha Death #325086

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 15, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Colombian drug thug Jose Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha reported killed during shootout in Covenas, Colombia; details given of killing of others during shootout, scenes shown. [Drug czar William BENNETT - comments on Rodriguez Gacha's death.] [Former assistant district attorney Richard GREGORIE - says Rodriguez Gacha was one of world's most violent drug traffickers.] Rodriguez Gacha noted suspected of ordering bombing of Colombian airliner and police headquarters [Author Rensselaer LEE - comments on implications of Rodriguez Gacha's killing.]

(Studio: Dan Rather; DC: Rita Braver) DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) reported asserting that agents were not involved in shooting.

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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