Source:  Orange County Register
Contact:   13 Dec 97
Section: news, page 35

DRUG TRADE SCUTTLES ISLAND'S GOVERNMENT 

Cocaine, heroin and their illicit profits brought down the government in
the small Caribbean island of Arubaand drew Arubans to the polls Friday to
vote for a new one.

Among the major players in the election is a wealthy Aruban family that is
fighting the extradition to the United States of two members charged with
laundering profits from Colombian druglords.