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Special Segment (Miami's Cocaine War) #510646

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 28, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Miami, Florida) Alleged efforts by "El Loco" and other Bogota, Colombia, gunmen to take over cocaine business in south Florida examined; films, photos shown. Preference by gunmen for small machine gun, the Mac-10, outlined. No. of murders over past year and lack of arrests for them mentioned. [Med. examiner Dr. Joseph DAVIS - compares current situation with Chicago during Prohibition.] "Little Bogota" section of Miami featured; alleged head of major cocaine ring believed to be a woman. Details given. [Dade Cnty police detective Juan CAYODO - comments on Colombian cocaine trade.] Alleged assassination plot against Florida Governor Bob Graham by Colombian group outlined. [GRAHAM - comments.] Current level of drug war in Miami said attributed to cultural backgrounds of Colombians involved; details given. [DAVIS - comments.]
REPORTER: Brian Ross (WCKT-TV newstape)

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John
Duration:
00:04:30

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