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Special Assignment (Cocaine War) #94407

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 20, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Miami, Florida) Status of Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) war on cocaine trafficking in south Florida, from Caribbean and Latin America examined; films shown. Incr. attacks on DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agents noted. [DEA chief Francis MULLEN - recalls reward on his head.] Traffickers' apparent reaction to last month `s extradition of top Colombian dealers discussed. [Dade county police commander Art NEHRBASS - explains implications for smugglers of extradition agreement signed recently with Colombia.] Stepped-up US-Colombian cocaine crackdown cited; DEA's criticism of Miami police department's recent seizure of Colombian airliner for cocaine smuggling explained. [NEHRBASS - lists federal agencies his office has to clear drug investigations with.] [Florida governor Bob GRAHAM - comments on "forces of evil."]
REPORTER: Mark Potter

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Mark

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