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War On Drugs / Zero Tolerance / San Francisco, California #562397

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 24, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Robert Hager) "Zero tolerance" anti-drug policy noted promoted by Attorney General Edwin Meese, Customs Commissioner William Von Raab and Trans. Secretary Jas Burnley. [Last month, BURNLEY - comments on "zero tolerance."] Recent seizures under policy recalled; scenes shown. Yacht carrying Gary Hart and Donna Rice on their clandestine voyage noted seized. Critics quoted re: penalties. Coast Guard's revised version of policy discussed and illustration [Coast Guard spokesperson Jim SIMPSON - comments on policy.] [VON RAAB - comments on situation.] [MEESE - says new policies difficult to implement.] Govt. official quoted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Federal authorities reported making drug bust on barge in San Francisco Bay; details given, scenes shown.

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert

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