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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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Gordon advised Aguirre 'to act like a lawyer' when reviewing the case, considering the evidence against the drug lords was overwhelming.
Senator Leila de Lima on Wednesday slammed the government for supposedly concealing the dismissal of the drug charges against suspected drug lords Peter Lim and Rolando 'Kerwin' Espinosa Jr.
The travesty of the fake war on drugs is that it has never eliminated drug lords or the sources of drugs.
Paolo (Bam) Aquino IV, a member of the opposition, echoed Ejercito's view saying that freedom for the drug lords is a "grave injustice" to over 20,000 personalities killed in the government's brutal drug war.
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.
html) reportedly one of Mexico's most notorious drug lords, had served nine of his 16-year jail term in a U.
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.
Summary: ABU DHABI - One of the most wanted drug lords, a Russian, was arrested by the anti-narcotics authorities of the UAE Ministry of Interior (MoI) and extradited to Russian authorities, MoI said today.
One of The Biggest Drug Lords Is Arrested in Lebanon
Peters is a former reporter and is considered an expert on the Taliban and the legendary Afghan drug lords who bankroll the Taliban and other terror groups by giving them billions of dollars in profits to protect their global heroin networks, money which is then used to fight US-led coalition forces.
GLOBE-TROTTING drug lords are using South African horse racing to launder money, according to a local crime squad chief.
Tellingly, when the Call drug lords were arrested the city's construction industry virtually ground to a halt.