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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Franc Contreras, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Mexico City, reported that in the state of Sinaloa, "where a drug cartel holds power, a citizen observer who is part of an important electoral commission was murdered on Friday".
Ricardo Martinez Perea, Captain Pedro Maya Diaz, and Lieutenant Ricardo Antonio Quevedo were placed in custody in early April on charges of providing protection to the Tamaulipas-based Gulf drug cartel.
The Makati City Regional Trial Court has rescheduled the promulgation of the drug case filed against a suspected member of the notorious Sinaloa Mexican drug cartel.
If we are going to amend the law, maybe it is not only the Siniloa drug cartel which will be busted," she added.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Sept 5 (ANI): Delhi Police busted an interstate narcotic drug cartel involved in smuggling drugs from Manipur and arrested two persons including the kingpin on September 1.
Abu Dhabi: The UAE Ministry of Interior officials in cooperation with Pakistani authorities have busted a drug cartel in the UAE and arrested two gang leaders -- one in the UAE and the other in Pakistan, according to a statement issued by the ministry on Wednesday.
Indian authorities said the suspect was part of an international drug cartel operating in Middle East countries.
Obviously alluding to the latest series of recovered cocaine shipments, the President warned the notorious Colombian drug cartel called "Medellin" has already established beachhead right in the porous Philippine water borders and right into our country's shores.
DeWine said the arrests were part of an ongoing investigation into a Mexican drug cartel.
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.