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Italy / Mafia #74852

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 12, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Sicily, Italy) Mafia war here, apparently over US-drug trade, examined; films, photos shown. Mafia's heroin acquisition and refinement process and amt. exported to United States described, outlined on screen; size of Mafia's drug bus. compared to Xerox. Sicily's homicide rate discussed; island's leading syndicate families, Tinnirello, Marchese and Greco, listed on screen. [Regional press of Sicily spokesperson Mario D'AQUISTO - (thru interpreter) recalls murder of his predecessor 2 years ago.] Murder of Palermo district attorney Cesare Terranova and communist party chief Pio La Torre recalled, as well as September murder of General Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa; Dalla Chiesa's role in rescue of kidnapped American General James Dozier recalled. Italian parliament's new law challenging Mafia outlined on screen.

Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike

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