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Mexico / Cocaine / Army-Police Shootout #578581

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 21, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) Incident wherein Mexican soldiers gunned down outnumbered Mexican police who intended to seize a plane loaded with cocaine featured; details given; scenes and animation shown. Possibility raised that shooting was deliberate murder to protect Colombian drug shipment. United States government said refusing to release US Customs videotape of the incident; concerns over US-Mexican trade relations and cooperation in the drug war noted. [State Department Margaret TUTWILER - comments on videotape.] [Senator John KERRY - comments on need for United States to take action.] Involvement of Mexican officials in the 1985 murder of American drug agent Enrique Camarena recalled; photograph of Camarena shown. Continued problem of drug trafficking to United States from Mexico reviewed. [Former United States Customs commissioner William VON RAAB - comments on Mexican corruption.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa

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