narco-state

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narco-state

n
a country in which the illegal trade in narcotic drugs forms a substantial part of the economy
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Noun1.narco-state - an area that has been taken over and is controlled and corrupted by drug cartels and where law enforcement is effectively nonexistent; "this Mexican town has become a narco-state that ships 100 pounds of cocaine to the United States every day"
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