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US-Canada / Drug Ring Bust #652701

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 10, 2002
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Carol Marin) The bust of a drug ring involving the smuggling of ingredients from Canada and shipment of profits to the Middle East reported; details given of the efforts to arrest 100 suspects, most of Middle Eastern descent. [DEA Michael DeMARTE - describes enforcement operation "Mountain Express".] [US Attorney Patrick FITZGERALD - says the case is not a terrorism case.] [DEA administrator Asa HUTCHINSON - says a money trail goes back to the Middle East.] [Defense attorney Rick HALPRIN - says the September 11 attack on America has changed the way the government is handling the case.]

Reporter(s):
Marin, Carol;
Roberts, John
Duration:
00:02:20

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