NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 09, 1984
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(Studio) Federal government reported cracking down on major airlines' transport of smuggled drugs from Colombia.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) No. times cocaine has been discovered on Eastern Airlines planes in recent mos. and estimated value noted; United States Customs' crackdown on drug smuggling examined. Airlines in question listed on screen. [Customs commissioner William von RAAB - will seize aircraft if any airline employees are involved.] Past cases cited as example; photos shown. Extensive searching of passengers and crews arriving from South America at several United States airports described.
REPORTER: Robert Hager
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