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DEA vs. Customs #38928

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 22, 1975
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(Studio) United States Customs Service destroys 43 tons marijuana uncovered in Bahamas. Burned in Florida. Conflict reported between Customs Service and Drug Enforcement Admin. (DEA).
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Phoenix, Arizona) More illegal drugs coming into United States now than ever before. [Ex-Treasury Assistant Secretary Eugene ROSSIDES - says DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) shouldn't have been created; has weakened federal law enforcement and costs $100 military a year] DEA denies charge. Others note conflict between 2. [DEA Abe AZZAM - admits conflict. Dope peddler suffers due to competition.] [Arizona attorney General Bruce BABBITT - says bureaucratic war occurring. Intelligence is crucial and not being shared.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Studio) Congress hearings with regard to drug enforcement to take place after August recess.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Peterson, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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