interdiction

[in-ter-dik-shuhn]
noun
1.
an act or instance of interdicting.
2.
the state of being interdicted.
3.
4.
steady bombardment of enemy positions and communications lines for the purpose of delaying and disorganizing progress.

Origin:
1485–95; < Latin interdictiōn- (stem of interdictiō). See interdict, -ion

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interdiction (ˌɪntəˈdɪkʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of interdicting or state of being interdicted
2.  an interdict

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Without knowledge of where these networks operate and who is involved,
  interdiction becomes extremely difficult.
The cosmic problem with relying on cameras is that it detracts from real
  policing--prevention and interdiction.
The required surveillance and interdiction rarely occurred rendering many route
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Inspections yes, but inspection is different than interdiction and interception.
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