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Mexico / Drug Smuggling #558749

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 15, 1988
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(San Diego, California: Brian Ross) FBI cocaine operation in La Jolla, California, featured; details given, scenes shown. Mexican government officials reported indicted for smuggling drugs from Bolivia, through Mexico and into California; government video shown. FBI officials noted asserting some smugglers working for Mexican presidential candidate Carlos Salinas de Gotari; scenes shown. Details given of Mexican proposals to FBI undercover agents. Smuggling drugs across Mexican- US border noted problem for years [US customs commissioner William VON RAAB - Mexican government corruption serious problem.] FBI noted arresting Mexicans and Bolivians during Las Vegas, NV, celebration.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Mexican government officials noted denying any connection to those arrested.

Ross, Brian;
Utley, Garrick

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