drug bust

drug bust
seizure of illegal drugs by the police
Syn: ↑drugs bust
Hypernyms: ↑impoundment, ↑impounding, ↑internment, ↑poundage

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n. informal a seizure of illegal drugs by the police or other law-enforcement agency

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