DRUGS: Heroin Rides an Orient Express

> Whirring over the highlands near the borders of Laos and Thailand, American-supplied Huey helicopters disgorge Burmese troopers; despite a fusillade of small-arms fire, they capture and-destroy a ton of raw opium at a secret jungle laboratory.

> At Rome's Fiumicino Airport, Italian plainclothesmen arrest two Orientals on a flight from Bangkok, whose suitcases yield 44 lbs. of lumpy gray-brown No. 3 heroin, hidden in carvings of elephants, pagodas and lotus leaves.

> In a Skid Row room in Amsterdam's Rosse Buurt (red-light district), Dutch narcotics cops find a young addict dead, a syringe spiked in the hollow of his elbow.

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