Drug Lord

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The head of an illicit, usually multinational drug procurement and/or distribution conglomerate (cartel), who maintains his/her empire by fear, murder and extortion, and finances the operation with via crooked accountants, money laundering, offshore shell companies and anonymous bank accounts
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Joseph Victor Ejercito lamented the DOJ was on a 'clearing spree' and warned the resolution clearing Espinosa, Peter Lim and 20 other alleged drug lords could weaken the Duterte administration's campaign against illegal drugs.
Antonio Trillanes IV also said DOJ's exoneration of these known drug lords is yet another proof that what Duterte unleashed upon the country is a fake drug war.
15 million) worth of shabu," said Magleo, adding Sebastian 'centralised' illegal drug operations at NBP from December 2014 to August 2015 and drug lords from mainland China and Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Taiwan looked to him as a leader.
It reflects the sloppiness of the police's investigation and case buildup against these drug lords," she said in a statement.
Director General Ronald dela Rosa, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), said that he is already crafting plans on how to shut down the drug lords from the outside world once he assumes the top post of the Bureau of Corrections.
Edgar Manuel Valencia Ortega, who pleaded guilty to laundering money for the drug lord, was sentenced to eight years in prison on Monday.
The 55-year-old drug lord was one of the founders of the Sinaloa cartel, of which Guzman was the leader.
Duterte's latest matrix of drug lord protectors also included former Justice Undersecretary Francisco "Toti" Baraan III; De Lima's driver (and alleged lover) Ronie Dayan; Congressman Amado Espino Jr.
The story offers insight into various aspects of El Chapo's life, including his childhood, career as a drug lord and his escape from prison last summer.
Besides Lim, also cleared by the DOJ panel of prosecutors were confessed drug kingpin Kerwin Espinosa, convicted drug lord Peter Co, Lovely Impal, Max Miro, Ruel Malindangan, Jun Pepito and several others known only by their aliases.
Mayor Espinosa confessed to the police chief that his son gets illegal drugs from drug lords detained at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Metro Manila's suburban Muntinglupa and at the Abuyog Penitentiary in southern Leyte, central Philippines, adding that a drug lord serving time at the Davao Penal Colony in southern Philippines continues to supply illegal drugs nationwide.
From biker president to drug lord, "Sons of Anarchy" lead star Charlie Hunnam might play another epic role written by "American Sniper" scribe Jason Hall.