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Spotlight (Drugs: The Losing Battle) (Part I) #566988

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 20, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Lancaster Cnty., Pennsylvania: Brian Ross) Arrival of cocaine traffickers from Dominican Republic, Cuba and Colombia in Lancaster Cnty., Pennsylvania, examined; details given, scenes shown. [District attorney Henry KENDRADINE - comments on situation.] Bystanders reported being killed while rival drug groups claim territory. Haiti's Tontons Macoute, secret police of ex-dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, reported now smuggling cocaine into Miami, Florida. [Haitian-born Miami police OFR. - comments on Tontons Macoute.] No. of cocaine groups operating in United States given. [During his inaugural address, President BUSH - promises to win war on drugs.] Colombian cocaine bosses noted untouchable by law there. Amish in Lancaster noted only group to avoid drug problem.

Brokaw, Tom;
Ross, Brian

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