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Panama Canal Treaties / Torrijos Family #497564

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 21, 1978
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(Studio) Secret session of Senator with regard to Torrijos family and drug trade charges reported Pros, cons given.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Senate Intelligence Committee release of secret debate material noted. Findings with regard to Moises Torrijos' 1972 indictment for heroin trafficking noted. Omar Torrijos involvement cited. Committee stance with regard to effect on Panama Canal agreements stated. [Bob DOLE - says credibility of Torrijos is factor.] [Frank CHURCH - says Torrijos' sainthood not the question; discounts treaty relation.] Senator said to believe relevancy of drug investigation and treaties is public decision.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Brinkley, David;
Savitch, Jessica

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