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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.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) terrorism funded by the sale of illegal drugs
[C20: from narco- + terrorism]
ˌnarcoˈterrorist n, adj
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(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.
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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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The DOJ said that Kassim Tajideen, 63, had previously pleaded guilty "to one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments in furtherance of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA)." Tajideen was designated in 2009 by the Department of Treasury as a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist based on his tens of millions of dollars of financial support of Hezbollah." The designation prohibited him from "being involved in, or benefiting from, transactions involving US persons or companies without a license from the Department of the Treasury." "This investigation and others are part of the Department of Justice's Hezbollah Financing and Narcoterrorism Team (HFNT)," the statement noted.
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The conference, organized by the US Department of State, dwelt on regional issues and concerns on emerging terrorist threats, including narcoterrorism and transnational drug trafficking.