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Rhode Island / Cocaine Trafficking #95989

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 10, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Central Falls, Rhode Island) Cocaine trafficking here examined; films shown. [Detective Mike WHITE - describes receive reports across nation of Central Falls residents being arrested for cocaine dealing.] [Drug Enforcement Admin. spokesperson Robert STUTMAN - notes implications.] Percentage of town's population that are Colombian immigrants noted; cocaine network out of Central Falls illustrated on map. Apparent background to current situation explained, discussed. Activities of reputed traffickers (named) described; their photos shown. [Lieutenant Rudy LEGENZA - recalls circumstances under which some were caught.] Legenza and White said responsible for cracking cocaine operation here. [LEGENZA and WHITE - discuss situation.] [Mayor Carlos SILVA - claims authorities are on top of situation.] Effect of Colombian traffickers on other Colombian immigrants here noted [Resident Marisol MOLINA - is angered that innocent Colombians are suffering due to traffickers.] [LEGENZA - was amazed at findings.]
REPORTER: Mark Potter

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Mark

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