Drugs and Funding Terrorism

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Essay #: 072647
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Abstract
This paper shall discuss the connections between terrorist organizations and drug trafficking and related activities, including money laundering and activities related to drug cartels. Particular interest will be paid to terrorist organizations of central and South America, including FARC, ELN, and AUC. Al Qaeda’s links to drug trafficking will also be discussed.
Drugs and Funding Terrorism
Drug trafficking has been used to fund many different organizations. Even the British Empire actively pursued opium trade in order to fund its activities (Miron, 2005, p. 3). It comes as no surprise that terrorist organizations find an effective and profitable means of funding their activities via trading narcotics. Additionally, the related...
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United States Department of State. (9/15/2011). Foreign Terrorist Organizations. US Department of State website. http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/other/des/123085.htm
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