Definition of counternarcotics in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkoun(t)ərnärˈkädiks/


Measures or activities designed to prevent the use or distribution of illegal narcotic drugs: the US is spending over $800m a year on counternarcotics [as modifier]: he was in charge of CIA counternarcotics operations in the Golden Triangle area
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  • The US will also be supplying eight helicopters to help equip the Afghan counter-narcotics police.
  • Much of the effort focused on the new counternarcotics police.
  • Both countries finance outside security firms to train Afghan counternarcotics forces.

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Syllabification: coun·ter·nar·cot·ics

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