nar·​co-ter·​ror·​ism ˈnär-(ˌ)kō-ˈter-ər-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce narco-terrorism (audio)
: terrorism financed by profits from illegal drug trafficking
Narco-terrorism should become a major issue in bilateral discussions in the international community …Rachel Ehrenfeld
narco-terrorist noun

Examples of narco-terrorism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During the Trump administration, the U.S. indicted Maduro and other high-profile government officials in 2020 for crimes related to narco-terrorism, money laundering and drug trafficking. Margaret Brennan, CBS News, 20 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of narco-terrorism was in 1982

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“Narco-terrorism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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