NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 29, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Miami, Florida) Importance of Miami International Airport to illegal drug industry outlined; films shown. Arrest of drug courier shown, detailed; situation for banks posed by cash flow in Miami examined. Authorities reported beginning Operation Greenback to investigate role of Miami's banks and bankers in movement of drug money; alleged roles of Southeast First National Bank, Continental National Bank of Miami discussed; details outlined on screen. [Continental vice chairperson Dr. Bernardo BENES - comments.] Congress hearings into situation noted beginning next week [Senator William PROXMIRE - comments on attitude of many Miami bankers.] Controversy surrounding banks' handling of drug money outlined.
REPORTER: Brian Ross