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Arms Sales / Smalley Case #80224

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 21, 1982
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(Studio) Arrest in Dallas, Texas, of Ian Smalley, suspected weapons broker, reported; films shown.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Dallas, Texas) United States Customs undercover arms operation, lead by Gary Howard and Ron Tucker, examined; films shown. Smalley's link with illegal weapons sales through England, France, and Israel to Iran discussed; his efforts to fill order for Libyan leader Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi recalled. Specifics of several arms deals Smalley confesses to and the cntrys. involved, outlined. Audio tape of weapons deal between Smalley, bucker and Howard transcribed on screen, played; Army's role in helping Smalley arrange tank sale to Iran described. Photos shown. Dave Bizzell's work for Iranians described; United States Customs agents and Justice Department said ordered to end their investigation of Smalley. His arrest last night mentioned coming from Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Current status of investigation considered.
REPORTER: Charles Duncan

Duncan, Charles;
Robinson, Max

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