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Panama / Noriega #560986

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 03, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) American soldiers and Panamanian reported arrested in Puerto Rico for drug trafficking. Houston, Texas, customs officials reported seizing cocaine from Panamanian grain ship. Federal prosecutors reported seeking drug smuggling indictment against Panamanian military leader Manuel Antonio Noriega. Report introduced.

(DC: Brian Ross) Noriega's expected indictment reported to be embarrassing for CIA. Congress sources quoted regarding Noriega being on CIA payroll for years CIA spokesperson quoted. Congress investigators quoted regarding CIA's continued payments after knowing of Noriega's drug dealings. [Senator John KERRY - comments on Noriega's illegal activities.] Noriega's ex-pol. advisor Jose Blandon noted testifying against Noriega. Blandon quoted. [BLANDON - says Noriega was paid to hide Colombian attorney general's murderers and Noriega has made Panamanian government criminal enterprise.] Justice Department reported giving Florida prosecutors approval to go before grand jury and seek Noriega's indictment.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Ross, Brian
Duration:
00:02:40

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