NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 04, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Washington: Lisa Myers) State of President Bush's war on drugs on the eve of its second anniversary featured; scenes shown of open air drug markets and arrests in Chicago. [Chicago police department commander Charles RAMSEY, New York City prosecutor Sterling JOHNSON - comment.] Federal drug agents' belief that drug interdiction was reduced during the Persian Gulf war mentioned; scenes of Air Force planes shown. [Assistant secretary of defense Stephen DUNCAN - says reductions were marginal.] [DEA administrator Robert BONNER - says decline in usage of drugs is producing glut on the streets.] Worsening of drug problem in small cities such as Purcellville, Virginia, cited.
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