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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The human rights commission (CNDH) said in a statement it had found evidence to suggest that police and marines were involved in the murder of the four people in the state of Tamaulipas, which has been roiled by years of drug cartel violence.
Both men were transferred to Bogota in 1991 and it was there that they set out to bring down the Medellin drug cartel and its leader Pablo Escobar.
A formal request by the US to extradite Roxana Baldetti, the former Guatemalan vice president, on drug trafficking charges has brought to light details of her alleged ties to the Zetas Mexican drug cartel.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday confirmed the 'active' operation of the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel in the Philippines.
A NOTORIOUS Colombian drug cartel has fallen out with the Kinahan gang over large quantities of their drugs being stopped from entering Europe.
The drug cartel is accused of ambushing raids conducted by various Ministry of Interior security directorates as well, inflicting causalities on security forces.
Global Banking News-February 10, 2016--HSBC sued for drug cartel murders in Mexico
USPRwire, Tue Dec 16 2014] During 2014 , there has been a significant improvement in the anti-narcotics campaign with the arrest and deaths of several drug cartel leaders and officials.
Leopoldo Bataoil (2nd District, Pangasinan) said although the PDEA has posted a significant increase in the number of anti-illegal drug operations, the recent entry of the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel requires the strengthening of the PDEA and the increasing of interoperability among the different organizations involved in the campaign against the drug menace.
The Sinaloa (Mexico) drug cartel is said to have invaded our shores, with sensational news of that syndicate's operatives being in the country already and are poised to spread their tentacles here.
THE DELHI Police must have spoiled several New Year's party plans when it busted an international drug cartel and seized a massive 47 kg of heroin and two kg of crack cocaine, in total valued at ` 150 crore in the international market.
MANyLA (CyHAN)- Philippine gov't vows to stop Mexican drug cartel The Philippine government assured on Thursday that it will roll out all the necessary measures to neutralize the Sinaloa drug cartel from Mexico which has already entered the country.