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Houston / Arms Smuggling #71612

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 13, 1981
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(Studio) Seizure of large arms shipment by customs agents from Austrian jetliner in Houston, Texas, reported; details given.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Houston, Texas) Circumstances of arms seizure, beginning at Colt plant in Connecticut, examined; films shown. South African company said contracting with British arms dealer for United States purchase, with payment through European bank; details given. Colt's cooperation with government agents noted. [Customs spokesperson Frank CHADWICK - cites extent of government monitoring of transactions.] Chgs. lodged against 2 Britains and 4 Austrians mentioned.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy Artist: Priscilla Coleman

Murphy, Charles;
Robinson, Max

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