Definition of Buy-and-bust operation

1. Noun. An undercover operation by narcotics detectives to catch unsuspecting drug dealers.

Generic synonyms: Undercover Operation



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Buy-and-bust Operation

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buy-and-bust operation (current term)
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Literary usage of Buy-and-bust operation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

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 ..."

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