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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At Tuesday's Senate hearing, Tolentino pointed out that Taiwanese Chen Tiz Zang and four other Chinese drug lords were released during a period when it was prohibited to do so.
"Ang pagbalik ng death penalty sa drug lord ay isang senyales din sa mga nagtatangka pang magpasok ng illegal drugs, mga sindikatong malalaki dito sa ating bansa...Ang gusto natin ipalabas sa kanila na wag na magtangka dito na magoperate dahil pag nahatulan diretso sila sa death penalty," he further explained.
The January statement of the senator (https://edition.cnn.com/2019/02/17/politics/ted-cruz-el-chapo-act-border-wall/index.html) reiterated the idea of leveraging criminally forfeited assets of El Chapo and other murderous drug lords  to "offset the cost of securing our border and make meaningful progress toward delivering on the promises made to the American people." 
He said they instead presented statements from drug lords Co, Hans Tan and Jaybee Sebastian and police official Benjamin Magalong.
In November, he told me that he paid 10 million pesos (Dh830,000) to secretary de Lima for the pull-out of convicted Filipino and foreign drug lords, from the maximum security of the National Bilibid Prison (NBP), so he would have no competitors," Rodolfo Magleo, former police inspector convicted of kidnapping in 2001 and leader of Kalasag, a gang of NBP inmates, told a committee at the House of Representatives on Tuesday.
Six years after the hit, and a decade after Noriega was locked up for 30 years in a Miami penitentiary, the Medellin cartel is dead but the drug lord's successors live on.
The imputation that complainant is a 'narco,' 'drug baron,' or 'drug lord' is not only false and baseless, but also not covered by privileged communication,' the resolution stated.
Edgar Manuel Valencia Ortega, who pleaded guilty to laundering money for the drug lord, was sentenced to eight years in prison on Monday.
"Officials and guards at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) have given statements why convicted drug lords have continued operating while in prison," said Aquirre, adding, "A probe committee composed of justice undersecretaries and state prosecutors found out why lax treatment was given to convicted drug lords at NBP."
He said another Chinese drug lord was turned over to the Bureau of Immigration (BI) for deportation.
There's a time to gamble, a time to be a drug lord, and a time to stop shitting around," he said.
In reaction, PNP Chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa said, "We finally found a Chinese drug lord. He is big.