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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Cuban agents micromanage Venezuela's brutal internal security apparatus and engage in narcotrafficking and other corruption.
Villalobos claimed that the horrors associated with narcotrafficking were only present in the northern areas of the country and that there was no need for the dwellers of the Mexican capital to be alarmed: "Mexico tiene un problema de seguridad en la periferia de sus centros vitales [...
State Formation: Criminality's contemporary manifestations, from institutional weaknesses to narcotrafficking, have been the focus of many explanatory frameworks.
This group, which is heavily involved in narcotrafficking, controls a de facto statelet in the country's northeast and has under its command heavy weapons, huge stocks of cash, and an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 fighters.
In tandem with illegal logging and narcotrafficking, illegal mining increases the risk of harm to indigenous communities, especially those that prefer to live in isolation.
"Many are large landholders with ties to narcotrafficking, the same local leaders who created and fostered the brutal pro-government paramilitary groups that killed tens of thousands of non-combatants in the 1990s and early 2000s."
But efforts to defeat some of the established drug trafficking organizations in Colombia have only spawned newer and more violent narcotrafficking groups.
In August the Honduran National Police (HNP), Public Ministry and OABI conducted a major operation against the properties of the Valles, one of the largest Honduran narcotrafficking organizations, seizing properties and other assets worth approximately $10 million.
The meeting expressed deep concern on narcotrafficking which it thought was a potent source of terror funding and emphasized on coordination with international agencies to curb financing for acts of terror.
"The succession of homicides attributed to narcotrafficking ...
For nearly fifteen years, the Maya Biosphere was a park on paper only, and illegal grazing of cattle, settlement by landless peasants, and narcotrafficking continued almost unabated (Allen, 2012).
The competition today, though, is oriented more toward acquiring natural resources and influence and containing new security threats such as terrorism, narcotrafficking, and religious extremism, than toward expanding territory (Menon 2003; Kazantsev 2008, 2013; Cooley 2012).