NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 20, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon visits New York City to inspect 1st of 9 regional offices to be operated by Justice Department's. new office of drug abuse and law enforcement. New York Governor Rockefeller accompanies President on inspection tour.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(NYC) Nixon stresses hard-line approach to drug problem, especially in dealing with traffickers. At Kennedy Airport, Nixon watches routine customs search for drugs. [NIXON - says despite budget problems, no money will be spared in fighting illegal drug traffic.] (DC) President meets with Cabinet Committee on International Narcotics Control, displays $2 million heroin shipment seized en route from France. Bill for treatment and rehabilitation of drug users will be signed tomorrow.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani