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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 01, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Rangoon, Burma: Bill Whitaker) International politics behind heroin in Burma featured; scenes shown of military government torching pile of heroin to show its role in war on drugs. [Minister of foreign affairs U Ohh Gyaw - comments.] [US embassy Christopher SZYMANSKI - says drugs here are out of control.] Recent indictment by United States of Khun Sa as world's leading heroin trafficker recalled. [On March 15, Attorney General Richard THORNBURGH - calls Khun Sa a "prince of death."] United States noted criticizing the military regime in Burma. Conflict between State Department and DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) on way to stem the heroin tide there noted. [DEA Angelo SALADINO, assistant Secretary of State Melvyn LEVITSKY - offer differing opinions on Burmese drug record.] [Representative Charles RANGEL - criticizes government's approach to drugs and foreign relations.]

Rather, Dan;
Whitaker, Bill

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