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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According to Belmonte, in most anti-drug operations, only the small players are rounded up while the drug lords remain scot-free.
Last December, 19 imprisoned drug lords were booted out of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) due to the construction of highly secured cells there.
But in the case of El Chapo, it is said that the drug lord fell head over heels in love with Emma.
At a news conference Tuesday night, Defense Minister Enrique Cervantes Aguirre disclosed that Gutierrez had received gifts, payments and real estate from the cartel controlled by Amado Carrillo Fuentes, one of Mexico's most ruthless and aggressive drug lords, and had provided protection to cocaine shipments for as long as seven years.
Authorities suspect that Gutierrez has been cooperating with Amado Carrillo Fuentes, who is among Mexico's most notorious drug lords, Cervantes Aguirre said.
Eventually, the Cali drug lords had such great influence and political connections that in 1994 they were able to funnel millions of dollars in campaign contributions to the presidential candidate of their choice - Ernesto Samper.
The gray-haired jurist, seated in a high-back, cushioned chair, said Simpson can't suggest that police planted evidence, nor can he try to pin the killings on Colombian drug lords, unless he has evidence to back up such claims.
Federal authorities arrested a man accused of being one of the hemisphere's most powerful and murderous drug lords, Juan Garcia Abrego, and promptly expelled him to the United States, where he is wanted on drug trafficking and money laundering charges, the government announced Monday.
Merseyside Deputy Chief Constable Jon Murphy said drug lords focused on the lucrative market for the drug as potential penalties for getting caught fell.
UN warns that drug lords in Afghanistan, where poppy growing has soared in spite of the billions that western powers have spent in trying to stamp it out, have started to recruit foreign chemists to help turn raw opium into highly refined heroin.
For one thing, the calcium-rich dairy product doesn't have as much dirty laundry as the agency that may or may not have helped Nicaraguan drug lords sell cocaine in the U.
VICTIMS of Colombian drug lords are to tell their stories in Birmingham in a new initiative to tackle cocaine trafficking to the West Midlands.