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(Studio) Crime generated by valuable silicone computer chips noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Sunnyvale, California) Sunnyvale scenes shown. [MAN - tells of burglaries at Hewlett-Packard to buy heroin.] Section called Silicon Valley said site of millions of dollars in thefts. Scene of arrest shown. Theft of chips on order for shipment outside county said suspected. [Monolithic Memories, Incorporated Ray GOULDSBERRY - says E. Bloc. ntns. seek such prods.] USSR embassy in Mexico thought destination of many stolen chips. USSR diplomats in Canada said also thought involved. Aeroflot flights suspected as smuggling link. President Reagan ban of Aeroflot flights to US last year recalled. Senate subcommittee said to investigate. [Senator Sam NUNN - cites vast numbers of thefts.] Disappearance and death of persons suspected of having knowledge of operations noted. Drugs, murder, espionage said involved in computer chip black market
REPORTER: Brian Ross
- Mudd, Roger;
- Ross, Brian
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