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Drug Smuggling / United Nations / Mexico #454630

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 06, 1971
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(Studio) At United Nations commission on Narcotics meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, American representative pleads for international help in dealing with drug traffic; says 6 tons of heroin smuggled into United States last year; report on Mexican smuggling.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Tijuana, Mexico) Mil. trucks take captured drugs to be burned. 3 1/2 tons marijuana incld. A lot of amphetamines incld. Drugs legally exported to Mexico and then smuggled back to United States for illegal sale. Legitimate drug stores often serve as fronts for drug smuggling. If caught, dealer or buyer faces harsh sentence.
REPORTER: Tom Streithorst

Chancellor, John;
Streithorst, Tom

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