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Terrorism carried out to prevent interference with or to divert attention from illegal narcotics trafficking.

nar′co·ter′ror·ist n.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) terrorism funded by the sale of illegal drugs
[C20: from narco- + terrorism]
ˌnarcoˈterrorist n, adj


(ˌnɑr koʊˈtɛr əˌrɪz əm)
terrorist tactics employed by dealers in illicit drugs, as against competitors or government agents.
nar`co•ter′ror•ist, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.narcoterrorism - the financing of terrorist activities by participation in the drug trade
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
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There has been evidence to support that the United States was complicit in the assassination of conservative Colombian politician Alvaro Gomez Hurtado (6) and in death squad killings among suspected narcoterrorists (Tate 2001).
The respected Spanish newspaper ABC reported on December 12, 2013, that Merino coordinated personally with aides to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to arrange passage for an Italian mafia member to meet with FARC narcoterrorists operating in Venezuela.
Johnson, It's the Economy, Stupid: The Hijacking of the Debate Over Immigration Reform by Monsters, Ghosts, and Goblins (or the War on Drugs, War on Terror, Narcoterrorists, Etc.
Armed columns of narcoterrorists took several communities by force, despite supposedly being under military protection.
Its the economy stupid: The hijacking of the debate over immigration reform by monsters, ghosts and goblins (or, the war on drugs, war on terror, narcoterrorists, ect).
We are refocusing this strategic capability more intensely in Afghanistan in an effort to counter the increasing threat of a well-armed anti-Coalition militia including Taliban, al Qaeda, criminal gangs, narcoterrorists, and any other antigovernment elements that threaten the peace and stability of Afghanistan.
Up to now 22 narcoterrorists have been killed," Rivera said in a phone call to Juan Manuel Santos, the Colombian president, on Sunday.
The GOP showed resolve in continuing programmed eradication despite violent attacks by narcoterrorists against counternarcotics (CN) authorities.
0 million to continue to support the comprehensive campaign against drug trafficking and narcoterrorists as part of Plan Colombia.
To give the public a seeming interest in the whole wretched racket and thus to dull their awareness of being victimized, the contractors also spend substantial amounts of money cultivating the public's yearning to have the military dish out death and destruction to designated human quarry around the world--commies, gooks, ragheads, Islamo-fascists, narcoterrorists, and so forth--who are said to threaten the precious American way of life.