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Drug Trafficking: Pindling / Lehder #562162

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 12, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Bahamian Prime Min. Lynden Pindling reported allowing Colombian drug lord Carlos Lehder to take refuge in area. Lehder noted on trial. Report introduced.

(Jacksonville, Florida: Brian Ross) Lehder's role in United States drug trade featured; details given, scenes shown. Jury and prosecutors noted given increase security due to violent reputation of Colombian cartel. Lehder's home in Bahamas, Norman's Cay, shown; details given. Trial testimony noted implicating Bahamian officials as well as Lehder; Pindling mentioned. Drug smuggler George Barron quoted with regard to bribing Pindling. Bahamian government noted placing ads. in US newspapers with regard to accusations against Pindling. [Last year, PINDLING - denies accepting bribes.] United States attorney Robert Merkle quoted. Lehder's attorney quoted. (Artist: Betty Wells)

Brokaw, Tom;
Ross, Brian;
Wells, Betty

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