NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 10, 1969
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(Studio) United States drive to prevent drug traffic over US-Mexico border modified after talks. "Operation Intercept" has hurt tourism, slowed traffic, and angered Mexicans. Search procedures changed. Name now "Operation Cooperation."
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(DC) Dep. Attorney General Richard Kleindienst reports search to be modified. Shown with Mexican representative Spokesperson says drive tightened Mexican economy which made them crack down on drugs. United States couldn't have supported operation indefinitely and United States needs Mexican support for Latin American plan.
REPORTER: Carl Stern
(US-Mexico Border) Little marijuana found. Tourist trade in Tiajuana fell off. Real purpose was to force Mexico to act.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins