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Cubans Smuggle Red Chinese Opium into U.S.

Mar. 14, 1962 - Communist Cuba is attempting to demoralize this country and obtain vital U.S. dollars by smuggling opium from Red China into the United States, Charles Siragusa, assistant commissioner of narcotics, charged today. Mr. Siragusa announced the arrest of five Cubans who had posed as refugees. They were charged with sale and possession of narcotics. Mr. Siragusa said the presence of Chinese Reds in Havana had brought a serious new narcotics traffic to America’s eastern shore.

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