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Colombia / Drug Violence / Commando Training #570345

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 25, 1989
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(Studio: Mary Alice Williams) Report introduced.

(Bogota, Colombia: Brian Ross) Colombian drug lord Jose Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha featured; details given of his drug operation, scenes shown from drug lords' army training film. Israeli officials reported identifying trainers as Mazia Shualia and Yair Klein; latter noted asserting on Israeli TV that he thought he was training farmers. Recent massacres committed by drug mercenaries recalled; scenes shown. Drug lords noted able to purchase best of mil. training expertise and weapons for their army. Memorial service for president cand. Luis Galan shown. Funeral wreaths reported sent to each supreme court justice.

Ross, Brian;
Williams, Mary Alice

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