Narcoterrorism

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Narcoterrorism

Violent activities targeted at anti-narcotic police and similar forces. The term is also used for terrorism funded by drug trafficking. Narcoterrorism poses significant political risk in various areas of the world, notably in part of South America.
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South America also has domestic terrorists as well as narcoterrorists, and the moderate Arab states are always at risk.
As the process of reversion picks up, so do complaints in Panama that the US is ignoring its promise to clean up the facilities and complaints in Washington that the canal will not be properly defended against narcoterrorists and communists.
While foreign terrorist groups are generally assumed to have some infrastructure in place in the United States, only the narcoterrorists have an active network of operatives already engaged in violence in our communities.
Gilman and other hardliners accuse the Clinton administration of "naively cozying up to Colombia's narcoterrorists.
These threats can range from unsophisticated activist groups to highly sophisticated, well-armed, and welltrained professional career criminals or narcoterrorists.