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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Following the release of the drug kingpin, the chief prosecutor's immediate comment was that he respected the decision of the court," said Herrera Huizar.
Martinez-Amador says that, although at first sight it might seem plausible that El Chapo could be hiding in Guatemala, given that he was arrested there in 1993, it is important to remember that in those days he chose to hide in Guatemala because he was being pursued by the Juarez cartel and he was far from being the mighty drug kingpin that he is today.
named five Lebanese citizens as drug kingpins and terrorists for allegedly working as part of a South American money laundering and drug trafficking network with links to Hezbollah.
Paterson said the agreement strikes a careful balance to ensure non-violent offenders get needed treatment while predatory drug kingpins are appropriately punished.
Prosecutors had alleged that Acosta was linked to drug kingpin Hector Beltran Leyva.
The scenes of his plight are intercut with sepia-toned images of Mexico, specifically the slums of Tijuana, and the attempts of two underpaid street cops to nab a drug kingpin.
Prison authorities also refused a final visit to the wife of one of the convicted murderers, reputed drug kingpin Dole Chadee.
The San Deigo "hit squad" was instructed to kill Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman Loera, a rival drug kingpin, but he escaped.
Safe Banking Systems (SBS), a Mineola, NY-based data mining firm, has--once again--uncovered national security breaches within the FAA and TSA, this time involving a notorious drug kingpin, convicted arms trafficker and others linked to aviation-connected crimes who continue to hold pilots' licenses, reports ABCNews.
Luke Treadaway plays a recently released convict who persuades his friends to help him rob the local drug kingpin responsible for putting him behind bars.
Washington, Ramadan 26, 1436, Jul 13, 2015, SPA -- The White House said Monday it has told the Mexican government that the United States wants to see escaped drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman recaptured to face justice, and Washington has pledged assistance to Mexico in the effort.
Drug smuggling in the state has been in focus recently in the wake of allegations made by arrested drug kingpin and former wrestler Jagdish Bhola that SAD leader Bikram Majithia controls the drug business in Punjab.
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