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Drug Case / Camarena Death #559062

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 06, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Grand jury reported indicting Mexicans for brutal murder of DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agent Enrique Camarena. Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: George Lewis) [DEA administration John LAWN - says won't be intimidated in case.] Camarena reported effective against Mexican kingpin drug org.; details given, scenes shown. Camarena's abduction and brutal murder reviewed. President Reagan shown pledging to Camarena's widow that administration would vindicate death. Mexican government's lack of cooperation discussed. Rafael Caro Quintero, king of Mexican drug ring responsible for Camarena's murder, noted held in Mexican jail. United States officials quoted. Other indicted Mexicans discussed. Armando Pavon Reyes shown prior to release. United States drug agents reported asserting Reyes bribed way out of jail. [Senator Dennis DeCONCINI - says Congress will act if Mexicans don't.] Possibilities of extradition discussed.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, George
Duration:
00:02:10

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