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Afghanistan War / A Convoy / Heroin #854382

CNN Evening News for Friday, Mar 09, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) CNN's plan to focus on the unfinished war in Afghanistan introduced.

(Helmond province, Afghanistan: Nic Robertson) Operation Achilles in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown from on the road with a convoy to drop off supplies in Helmond province, where the Taliban is dangerous. [42nd Royal Marine commandos Maj. Stuart TAYLOR†, Vince PULHAM†- talk about the enemy, the IED attacks, the road, Taliban mines.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The battle against drug trafficking in Afghanistan introduced.

(St. Louis: Randi Kaye) The sale of "China white" heroin made from Afghan opium featured; scenes shown from St. Louis of a drug dealer being tailed and arrested; details given about how the drug is routed to here and about the drug's appeal to recreational drug users. [St. Louis County police Lt. Jim VOLLMAR†, Capt. Tom JACKSON†, DEA agent Jack RILEY†- comment on the drug trade.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Robertson, Nic;
Kaye, Randi

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