Terrorism is the unlawful or violence or criminal act in order to intimidate fear in the government or in the minds of its citizens for some political objective. Sec 83.01 of criminal code defines terrorism as “an act committed in whole or in part intimidating the public for some public objective”. Any funds invested or financial support raised for individual terrorist or a group of terrorists is called terrorism financing. Terrorism financing can be done through Money laundering, illicit drug trafficking, Human trafficking, kidnaping for ransom, arms trafficking and many other transnational crimes. Organised criminal groups raise funds through illicit drug trafficking and invest the money raised so in terrorist activities. Sometimes the drug itself acts as currency as in the case of Madrid bombing.There international conventions where the conventions enhance the cooperation of the member states to combat Terrorism financing. UN Convention against transnational Orgnised crimes, 2000 was signed to prevent money laundering. International Convention for suppression of Financing of terrorism helped in supressing Terrorism Financing. The UNODC also plays a vital role in preventing Money laundering and Illicit drug trafficking which in turn prevents Financing of Terrorism.
Finally, the article (Analysis of Terrorism Financing) focuses on the relationship between Terrorist Financing, Money laundering and Illicit Drug Trafficking. It also provides the dangers of Illicit Drug Trafficking and Terrorism Financing and how does it pose a threat to National Security.