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Drug Raids / Mexico Cartel / Operation Coronado #959294

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 22, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The DEA’s raids on Mexican drug traffickers in the US noted; map shown, with statistics.

(Lawrenceville, Georgia: Mark Strassmann) Exclusive report on the raids in Atlanta’s suburbs featured; scenes shown of drugs being seized and a robot and agents in protective suits carrying out explosive material from a meth lab; statistics on arrests and drugs seized in Operation Coronado cited; details given about the operation run by Mexico’s La Familia cartel. [Attorney General Eric HOLDER – notes the scope of the operation.] [Atlanta DEA agent Steve WHIPPLE††- describes what the cartel does.] [DEA agent Rodney BENSON†- comments on “stash houses” and Mexican organized crime.]

Couric, Katie;
Strassmann, Mark

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