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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DEA also offers Asset Forfeiture/Money Laundering Training Programs to enhance financial investigations of international drug trafficking and narco-terrorist organizations.
The group has been classified by Washington as a narco-terrorist group.
Security in Colombia has improved significantly in recent years, including in tourist and business travel destinations like Cartagena and Bogota, but violence by narco-terrorist groups continues to affect some rural areas and large cities.
During the 1999 bombing of Serbia, Washington provided intelligence and material support to the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), a Marxist narco-terrorist group closely allied to bin Laden.
And it is the world headquarters for major criminal and narco-terrorist organizations.
In a hard-hitting response, Mr Hyde said: "Farc and other narco-terrorist groups in Colombia are responsible for 90 per cent of the cocaine and 70 per cent of the heroin sold on America's streets.
Taking Up the Sword relates the wide range of his adventures, from searching for narco-terrorist operations in the Colombian jungle with the true Tarzan of the Amazon, to rescuing abandoned family pets and a baby gorilla while protecting the American citizens in Kinshasa, Zaire, to risking his own life trying to save Wall Street Journal Reporter Daniel Pearl.
The four were targeted for "acting for or on behalf of the narco-terrorist organization the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), often in direct support of its narcotics and arms trafficking activities," the Treasury Department said in a statement.
While security in Colombia has improved significantly in recent years, violence by narco-terrorist groups continues to affect some rural areas as well as large cities.
and coalition efforts to provide viable economic alternatives to poppy cultivation and to disrupt corruption and narco-terrorist linkages succeeded in reducing opium poppy cultivation in some areas during 2004 and 2005.
And while the White House and the internationalist architects of the FTAA herald the progress they are making toward "hemispheric security," many of the Latin American regimes they are partnering with are deep in bed with the drug cartels, narco-terrorist groups, and a vast and growing array of Middle Eastern terrorist groups--Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, al-Qaeda, Hamas, and PLO--that have established a huge presence, especially in Venezuela and in the Tri-Border Area of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina.
Uribe's chief campaign promise was to beat back FARC, a Marxist narco-terrorist group that controls a Switzerland-size swath of Colombian territory.