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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1989
Conrad is right on the money. Perhaps someone somewhere in high places will note the lesson drawn. The demand never stopped for the drug "alcohol," but the bad hooch, the machine-gun killings and massacres did stop--with legalization. GEORGE MARGO Malibu
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1993
Two brothers from Colombia were convicted in federal court Wednesday on drug charges following the largest-ever cocaine seizure in Orange County. Rodolfo Trujillo, 46, and Henry Trujillo, 38, who had been living in New York City, were convicted in U.S. District Court on charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, said Assistant U.S. Atty. Jeffrey W. Johnson. They were arrested after federal agents seized 2.
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May 16, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Police reported a record cocaine seizure today--92 pounds found on a Colombian ship--increasing fears that Japan may soon be faced with the kind of Western-style drug epidemic it has so far managed to avoid. "Japan has been targeted as the new, attractive, undeveloped market for hard drugs from Colombia because of its affluence," said an officer in the narcotics division of the Japanese National Police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1992 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hector Tapia Anchondo, a Texas man whose rented Sylmar warehouse was the site of the largest cocaine seizure in history, was found guilty Tuesday of drug charges and of running a massive criminal conspiracy. Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles said Tapia, 40, was the kingpin of the largest cocaine transportation operation ever. On Sept. 29, 1989, Drug Enforcement Administration agents raided the Sylmar warehouse and discovered 21.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1990 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An investigation into last year's record cocaine seizure at a Sylmar warehouse shows that Colombian drug cartels have shipped vast quantities of cocaine along America's interstate highway system despite law enforcement efforts to choke it off, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1989
Your editorial on the "Health-Care Catastrophe" (Oct. 11) and your earlier news coverage failed to highlight the worst aspect of the controversial, hopefully about to be repealed Medicare financing mechanism. All sectors of the general public, young and old, rich and poor, healthy or ailing, must guard against an income tax surcharge for any purpose.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1990 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An investigation into last year's record cocaine seizure at a Sylmar warehouse shows that Colombian drug cartels have shipped vast quantities of cocaine along America's interstate highway system despite law enforcement efforts to choke it off, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
NEWS
May 16, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Police reported a record cocaine seizure today--92 pounds found on a Colombian ship--increasing fears that Japan may soon be faced with the kind of Western-style drug epidemic it has so far managed to avoid. "Japan has been targeted as the new, attractive, undeveloped market for hard drugs from Colombia because of its affluence," said an officer in the narcotics division of the Japanese National Police.
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October 30, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Six men arrested after authorities shut down a warehouse where a record 21 tons of cocaine was seized pleaded innocent to drug charges before a federal magistrate today. The six were arrested after authorities raided the warehouse in the suburban Sylmar area Sept. 28 and seized the cocaine, the largest such confiscation in world history. They appeared for arraignment before U.S. Magistrate John R. Kronenberg.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1989
Your editorial on the "Health-Care Catastrophe" (Oct. 11) and your earlier news coverage failed to highlight the worst aspect of the controversial, hopefully about to be repealed Medicare financing mechanism. All sectors of the general public, young and old, rich and poor, healthy or ailing, must guard against an income tax surcharge for any purpose.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1989
Conrad is right on the money. Perhaps someone somewhere in high places will note the lesson drawn. The demand never stopped for the drug "alcohol," but the bad hooch, the machine-gun killings and massacres did stop--with legalization. GEORGE MARGO Malibu
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