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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As a result, Peru has lost $4 million in military funds and is slated to lose as much as $8 million in economic support funds for fiscal year 2006, including money for reforming democracy, combating narco-terrorism, and supporting the country's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The dynamics of terrorism financing are considered in papers discussing narco-terrorism, connections between terrorism and organized crime, and terrorist involvement in legitimate business.
Security authorities in Madrid say the dealer and the Tunisian economics student who ran the terrorist cell--both blew themselves up when they were surrounded by Spanish police--underline how Islamic extremism now coexists with organised crime in a variant of narco-terrorism.
They suggested that the rise of consumer and narco-terrorism for profit could be considered terrorism in terms of the intended effect, but perhaps most convincingly they also argued that these criminal acts qualified as acts of terrorism because they were used as fundraising efforts for political struggles.
Washington's embarrassment at its initial support for the coup has led to key diplomatic measures to repair the bilateral relationship the two countries had enjoyed, with a particular focus on 'narcotic control, narco-terrorism and trade relations, especially oil'.
Deep concern was expressed about narco-terrorism in and from Colombia and about the risk of seeing Colombian violence and terrorism, fueled by drugs, jeopardize the country's efforts to defend democracy, and extend it to other countries in the region.
An unavoidable consequence of Communist central planning, the North Korean famine has been exacerbated by the regime s investment in narco-terrorism.
Yet, we have been reluctant to treat drug organizations as terrorists, and terrorist organizations as drug traffickers, sacrificing effectiveness in combating narco-terrorism, in favor of bureaucratic compartmentalization of these two intricately intertwined issues.
A British Government said: "It is absurd and grasping at straws to suggest that the US congressional committee received any encouragement from anyone to investigate narco-terrorism in Colombia.
Drug Enforcement Administration: Intelligence operation focused on narco-terrorism.