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Colombia / Drug War / Assassination Plot #333097

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 07, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Uncovering of arms-buying scheme in which associates of Colombia drug cartel leader Pablo Escobar sought to buy Stinger missiles in United States to use to assassinate Colombian government examined; details given of undercover operation. [FBI Allen McCREIGHT - says missiles were to be used against Colombian government aircraft.] [Miami FBI's William GAVIN - describes attempted weapons buy.] Capabilities of Stinger missile reviewed; scenes shown from recent seizure of cocaine cache by Colombia government. Colombian President Virgilio Barco mentioned.

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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