bribes given law-enforcement officers by narcotics dealers in exchange for protection from discovery and prosecution

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  • drugola — [drag”ola] n. a bribe paid by drug dealers to the police for protection. (Patterned on payola.) □ Frank pays a little drugola, but mostly the cops never come into this area anyway. □ A lot of drugola is simply paid in drugs …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • drugola — drug·o·la (drŭg ōʹlə) n. Slang Bribery with payment or kickbacks made by using illegal drugs as the medium of exchange.   [drug + payola.] * * * …   Universalium

  • drugola — drug·ola …   English syllables

  • drugola — /drʌgˈoʊlə/ (say drug ohluh) noun a bribe in the form of drugs rather than money. {drug + (pay)ola} …  

  • drugola — ˌdrəgˈōlə noun ( s) Etymology: drug (I) + ola (as in payola) : payola in the form of illicit drugs …   Useful english dictionary

  • drug|o|la — «druh GOH luh», noun. U.S. Slang. secret payment made to police or other authorities for permission to sell illegal narcotics without interference: »Federal investigators throughout the country are looking for friendly witnesses who will be… …   Useful english dictionary

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