narcoterrorism

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Etymology[edit]

narco- +‎ terrorism; coined by former President Fernando Belaúnde Terry of Peru in 1983 when describing terrorist-type attacks against his nation's anti-narcotics police.

Noun[edit]

narcoterrorism (uncountable)

  1. Use of terrorist tactics as an element of the traffic in illegal narcotics.
    • 1993, James Rochlin, Discovering the Americas: The Evolution of Canadian Foreign Policy Towards Latin America, p. 223:
      Canada has continued to work within this agency to promote a multilateral solution to the problems of narcotrafficking and narcoterrorism.

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