A new assault on cocaine

Witkin, Gordon
January 1993
U.S. News & World Report;1/11/93, Vol. 114 Issue 1, p21
Profiles the work of Bob Nieves, 45, chief of cocaine investigations, who has shaken up the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to take direct aim at the coke lords. Nieves wants the DEA to create a strategic, `systems' approach to attacking the seven family organizations that control the world's cocaine markets. Key components of the new assault; How this new strategy shortchanges other types of cases; Background on Nieves; President-elect Bill Clinton's role.


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