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Focus (War On Drugs: Seaports) #633076

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 23, 2000
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Miami: Ike Seamans) The war on drugs in the nation's seaports featured; scenes shown from Florida's ports where drugs are seized; details given of the lack of a comprehensive government strategy for dealing with crime on the docks. [Florida office of drug control Jim McDONOUGH - says people get killed in this business; indicates most of the smuggling at the docks is internal; outlines measures that need to be taken to screen dock workers.] [Customs Service Frank FIGUEROA - cites the collusion in the ports to get the drugs in. ] [Union attorney Neil FLAXMAN - says the ex-con dock workers need a break.] [Disguised DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) INFORMANT - talks about the crime.]

Seamans, Ike;
Seigenthaler, John

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