NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 10, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) United States intelligence officials reported ascertaining that Laos government involved in trafficking heroin. Report introduced.
(DC: James Polk) Heroin bust featured; details of drug dealers working for Laos government given, scenes shown. [DEA spokesperson Robert STUTMAN - describes smugglers' conversations with regard to Laos government officials.] Prior to Laos connection, most heroin smuggled into United States noted coming from Burma and Thailand. [Federal prosecutor Andrew MALONEY - says Asians greedy.] State Department's drug report to President Reagan quoted on screen. United States government noted not stopping aid to Laos because of search for Vietnam MIAs.
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