• Short Summary

    French customs agents have seized the world's biggest-ever drugs haul, after impounding a fishing trawler which was found to contain 940 lbs of heroin.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Marseilles ZOOM BACK TO boat in harbour
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    2.
    GV Boat's reil
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    3.
    CU Lifebuoy with ship's name "Caprice des Temps"
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    4.
    SV Bridge PAN TO customs men and pressmen on deck
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    5.
    SV Cameramen TILT DOWN TO hidden compartment
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    6.
    SV Photographers around compartment
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    7.
    STV Hatch of hidden compartment being opened and closed
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    8.
    Sv Officials on deck
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    9.
    GV Cabin PAN TO cameramen
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    10.
    SV Policeman standing guard on quayside
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    11.
    CU stern of boat ZOOM BACK TO GV boat
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: French customs agents have seized the world's biggest-ever drugs haul, after impounding a fishing trawler which was found to contain 940 lbs of heroin.

    They swooped on a boat in Marseilles on Monday (28 February) and after searching until Thursday (2 March), found the heroin -- estimated to have a street market value of up to 65 million pounds (sterling).

    The boat was stopped by customs speedboats after they had fired warning shots across its bows. The captain dived overboard as the customs officers approached, but was later captured.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1TZYKCJBOT36XG0X0632RQRE9
    Media URN:
    VLVA1TZYKCJBOT36XG0X0632RQRE9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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