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War On Drugs / Noriega #571691

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 06, 1990
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) Issue of impact of arrest of Manuel Noriega and the war on drugs featured. [Drug czar William BENNETT - says we are beginning to turn it our way.] [DEA John LAWN - says changes in Panama won't reduce impact of cocaine in US.] Map shown of route of drugs from Colombia to US. [US Customs agent Kenneth INGLEBY - says drug traffic will continue.] Loss of Panama as drug money laundering site noted. Photo shown of Noriega; scenes shown of body of drug kingpin Jose Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha. [BENNETT - says the heat is on.] [Admiral William CROWE - discusses use of Navy in drug surveillance.]

(Studio: Garrick Utley; Washington: Lisa Myers) Discussion given of extent of President Bush's administration's use of military in war on drugs; upcoming announcement from Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney about drug interdiction policies previewed.

Myers, Lisa;
Utley, Garrick

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