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drug lord

n. a drug dealer high up in the distribution chain. The drug lords like Mr. Big seem never to get arrested.
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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.
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.
The DOJ panel dismissed the case against suspected drug lords citing the weak evidence presented by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and the 'inconsistencies' in the testimony of its lone witness, Marcelo Adorco.
With the release of arrested drug lords, it is clear that the Oplan Tokhang is just for the poor and not for the rich and who has connections.
At least two cops were also placed under investigation after they were accused of being aware of the illegal drugs activities of the convicted drug lord through her daughter.
But the Mexican government stated that special precautions need to be taken since the drug lord has (http://www.
The series even offers a timely observation, accentuated in headlines from the past week: The FBI can't be counted upon to help, because it's put anti-terrorism research on its front burner and bumped fighting drug lords to - wherever.
The DOJ dropped the drug charges against Espinosa and other suspected high-profile drug lords due to 'weak evidence.
Leila de Lima, slammed the Department of Justice for dropping drug raps against alleged big time drug lords.
authorities handed over Mexican drug lord Hector "El Guero" Palma to Mexico Wednesday where he was immediately arrested on homicide charges, Mexican officials said.
The least guilty could become state witnesses, said President Rodrigo Duterte who released on Thursday a matrix which showed de Lima as the highest official among six others whom he named as drug lord protectors at NBP and drug pushing coddlers in Pangasinan, northern Luzon.
Rolling Stone said it believed it was the first interview in decades with the drug lord outside of an interrogation room.
In July 2016, President Duterte tagged Lim, who turned out to be his wedding compadre (cosponsor), as the biggest drug lord in the country.
Governors and mayors from Luzon, the Visayas in central Philippines, and Mindanao in southern Philippines who were included in a list of alleged drug lord protectors have fled to Marawi City in the south, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald Dela Rosa said.