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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Palermo, Sicily) Sicily's war on local Mafia and significance to US examined; films shown. Palermo's role in smuggling heroin into United States noted. Believed role of imprisoned Corleone family boss Luciano "The Flash of Fire" Leggio in current gang war discussed; informant Tommaso Buschetta's testimony noted responsible for major sweep of suspected Mafia members recently. [Attorney General William French SMITH - claims Mafia's leadership has been decimated.] Implications of Mafia's murder last month of Buschetta's brother-in-law mentioned. Police said possessing info. on machine gun attack on General Carlo Dalla Chiesa; Mafia torture and execution chamber shown, described. United States and Sicilian Mafias said operating separately. [DEA spokesperson Francis MULLEN - ests. percentage of heroin entering United States through Italy and controlled by organized crime.]
REPORTER: Keith Miller
- Brokaw, Tom;
- Miller, Keith
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