NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 10, 1978
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(Studio) Marijuana smuggling compared to liquor smuggling during Prohibition. Report is 1st of 3 on delivery system for marijuana.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Off Florida Coast) Details given about marijuana smuggling into US. Is noted that most of this year's crop comes from Colombia due to pesticide spraying in Mexico. Films and photos shown. Coast Guard surveillance of shipping routes described. [MAN - describes suspect freighter to another ship.] Details given about El Paso Intelligence Center, administered by DEA and used by Coast Guard, Customs and FBI. Accidents involving ships and planes used in smuggling operations reported Sites mentioned include Pahokee, Florida, and Andros Island and Walker's Key, Bahamas.
REPORTER: Michael Silver
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