Definition of narcoterrorism in English:


Syllabification: nar·co·ter·ror·ism
Pronunciation: /ˌnärkōˈterəˌrizəm


  • Terrorism associated with trade in illicit drugs.
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    • ‘What we do - as far as the global war on terrorism - is counter narcoterrorism,’ he said.
    • If the country is concerned about the stability of a government struggling with narcoterrorism, it should refrain from insisting on crop eradication until belligerents are defeated.
    • These countries need help in addressing endemic problems such as economic instability, low per-capita income, illiberal democratic practices, and narcoterrorism.



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  • ‘There are a lot of narcoterrorists using the narcotics trade to supply money to terrorist groups,’ said the squadron commander.
  • It's much akin to what we were trying to do against the narcoterrorists in the drug fight.
  • I believe the term narcoterrorists is more appropriate, given the fact that the center of gravity for these groups is the incredible financial support they get from illicit drug trafficking.


1980s: from narco- 'relating to illegal narcotics' + terrorism (see terrorist).

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