Definition of Buy-and-bust operation
1. Noun. An undercover operation by narcotics detectives to catch unsuspecting drug dealers.
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Literary usage of Buy-and-bust operation
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1. Prosecutorial Response to Heavy Drug Caseloads: Comprehensive Problem by Kerry M. Healey (1994)
"First, narcotics officers go in and arrest dealers in a buy and bust operation; officers then pose as dealers to arrest users. In advance of such operations ..."
2. Multijurisdictional Drug Law Enforcement Strategies: Reducing Supply And Demand (1993)
"A likely response to a persistent problem of small scale transactions is a "buy and bust" operation by ..."