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drug lord

n.
The leader of a cartel or gang that illegally traffics in drugs.
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Noun1.drug lord - a person who controls an organization dealing in illegal drugs
boss - a person who exercises control and makes decisions; "he is his own boss now"
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Convicted drug lords operate within the secured confines of their detention facilities, clandestine laboratories are set-up in exclusive villages and high rise condominiums at the heart of Metro Manila, drug peddlers have grown in numbers including children and senior citizens," Belmonte said.
The informant also divulged that the three NBI agents were part of a team tasked to look for communication gadgets illegally possessed by the imprisoned drug lords," De Lima said.
Summary: Internal Security Forces arrested eight drug dealers in Mount Lebanon over the weekend after an investigative reality TV show revealed the identities and locations of the country's most notorious drug lords
Stuck between the drug lords of Colombia and Bolivia to the south and the buyers from the US to the north, it had become a habitat of casual murder and cold pain.
He said, drug lords are targeting the youth which has prompted the international community to fight it in all its forms at all levels, and to search for the most effective techniques to combat it.
For quite some time there have been allegations that minister Majithia has close links with the drug lords.
The rich and wealthy Mexican drug lords often choose beautiful young models to be their girlfriends and wives, as a status symbol.
It's great to see the drug lords and their evil cronies being hit where it hurts - in the pocket.
Jung was just a hustler who went big-time by hooking up with Colombian drug lords, and Demme's direction is hip-hop pastiche - a little sample here, familiar pop song there - that lacks any real insight and fails to move beyond its story.
Human rights campaigner Betancourt was captured in 2002 following her campaigns against drug lords and corruption.
One a third-generation politician, the other with so much baggage: drug lords, ACLU, pro illegal aliens and more.
Have deals been cut with the drug lords in return for help in the fight against the Taliban?