NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 05, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Miami: Brian Ross) Justice Department's case against Manuel Noriega examined; prosecution memorandum quoted on screen; possible witnesses Jose Blandon and Floyd Carlton noted. [Last year, CARLTON - (thru translator) explains Noriega's role in drug trade.] Noriega noted previously having close working relationship with Oliver North and William Casey. [Former State Department official Francis McNEIL - comments on North's meetings with Noriega.] [Former United States Customs commissioner William VON RAAB - comments on Noriega's use of DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) connections.] [Noriega's attorney Steven KOLLIN - comments on defense.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Noriega aide Michael Harari reported surfacing in Jerusalem, Israel. [HARARI - (thru translator) denies that he helped Noriega.]
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