narcotrafficking


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narcotrafficking

(nar′kō-traf″ik-ing)
The illegal production, distribution, and sale of controlled narcotic substances.
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We need to keep in mind that Colombian President Santos, like Perez Molina, wants to expand Plan Colombia, which doesn't just mean strengthening the fight against narcotrafficking but actually means converting it into a form of paramilitarism in order to generate a new kind of counterinsurgency--not against social movements but against Indigenous communities," said Maximo Ba Tiul, a Mayan Poqomchi analyst based in Alta Verapaz.
191) Strong, coordinated actions by the United States Department of Justice have played a significant role in dismantling narcotrafficking organizations that once controlled significant supply lines into the United States.
In the film, Clinton admitted flat out, "Obviously, if the expected results [were] that we would eliminate serious drug use in America and eliminate the narcotrafficking networks -- it hasn't worked.
John the Baptist, as well as an unfortunate victim of narcotrafficking warfare.
It said the Cuban border guard's email and phone notifications of maritime smuggling to the United States "have increased in quantity and quality, and have occasionally included photographs of the vessels suspected of narcotrafficking while being pursued.
Yet Africa's maritime security challenges are most often comprised of threats such as illegal fishing, narcotrafficking, and maritime disaster response--threats requiring the technical skills and collaborative relationships with civilian organizations typical of a coast guard.
1) Beltran Leyva was a close ally of Los Zetas, an up-and-coming narcotrafficking organization with extensive paramilitary capabilities.
He said that threats like terrorism, failed and failing states, manmade disasters, narcotrafficking, and cyber threats "are compounded by the growing scarcity and competition for energy, food, and water.
On May 6, 2011, Lucinda Ahukarie, chief of one of the country's most credible law enforcement institutions, resigned over concern about the military's threats to her agency's fight against narcotrafficking.
The arrival of the UPP [police unit set up to pacify the favelas] will be positive for the new generations to put an end to narcotrafficking.
Longinos admits, "my life stands for everything that's wrong with this country," and in the nascent narcotrafficking Mexico over which he and Cisniegas preside, decency is ultimately defined by the uneasy honor among criminals.
The new powers that be are television, soap operas, narcotrafficking, and fanaticism.