drug cartel

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Noun1.drug cartel - an illicit cartel formed to control the production and distribution of narcotic drugs; "drug cartels sometimes finance terrorist organizations"
cartel, corporate trust, combine, trust - a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service; "they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"
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Mexican security forces have regularly been accused of rights violations since former Mexican President Felipe Calderon sent in the military to tackle the country's powerful drug cartels in 2007.
The actions of two DEA agents were the inspiration for Narcos which tells the story of Colombia's infamous drug cartels and Pablo Escobar's fight to maintain his position as the most powerful player.
Baldetti's ties to drug trafficker Marllory Chacon Rossell, known as "La Reina del Sur" (The Queen of the South), had already fueled suspicions of her dealings with drug cartels long before the US District Court for the District of Columbia released Baldetti's indictment in.
While the exact details of the orders were not yet clear, multiple reports indicated they targeted drug cartels, violent crimes and crimes against law enforcement.
Generally, throughout the entire region, in both drug production and trafficking areas, there has been an upsurge of violence, corruption, erosion of state writ and massive human rights violations caused by the emergence of powerful organized crime groups and drug cartels.
The underground activities of drug cartels in Mexico provide a good, if sinister, example of what is possible.
A report released on March 26 by the Justice Department's inspector general reveals that agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are alleged to have had sexual encounters with prostitutes hired by drug cartels.
Even though the operations against the drug cartels have had significant success over the past year, the corruption and alleged inactivity on certain cases has lead to an increase in civil unrest.
Complete details of drug cartels established in east, west, south, central and Malir zone have been provided to the police stations.
Dubai: International oil companies prepping to invest in Mexico's oil sector must be wary of an increasing threat to production from drug cartels siphoning oil to sell on the black market, analysts say.
The drug cartels are spawned by the huge profits to be made by supplying drugs to addicts who are willing to pay whatever the price to satisfy their addictions.
Global Banking News-May 23, 2014--Major banks in US under investigation for ties with drug cartels