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kingpin

1. n. a major figure in organized crime. (Underworld. From the term for the front bowling pin in a triangular array of pins.) The drug kingpins are well protected.
2. n. a boss. My uncle is the kingpin in this organization.
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Addressing journalists at the scene of the crime, Adeoye said: 'We acted on a reliable tip off, which led to the arrest of two brothers of same parents, while their kingpin and leader is still at large.
Having the point enables us to compute the kingpin axis moment caused by forces and torques.
In addition to providing long-term integrity of the galvanized coating, the new AAR Kingpin can be easily and quickly removed and replaced, saving time and money over the life of the trailer.
Regarding the Kingpin Act, the group pointed out in the communique that "normally, this list is reserved for drug lords and terrorists.
Many times, clinics will recruit kingpin runners who are able to bring in hundreds of new "patients," a majority of whom claim fake injuries from staged "accidents.
We are withholding the name of the kingpin because he is connected to some of the top police officers in the state.
Thorman was identi-fied as the kingpin behind a ruthless network of dealers in Caernarfon, Liverpool and Manchester, who were intent on profiteering from drugs.
Muscat: A fake currency racket kingpin arrested last week at an airport in south India had worked for several years in Oman, Kerala crime branch officials claimed.
No reason was given for the move, the latest in a reshuffle of princes holding government posts in the OPEC kingpin where the monarch's age and frequent hospitalisation have raised concerns over its future leadership.
com, the knife-wielding suspect was kitted out like the drug cartel kingpin from the 1983 classic and screamed quotes from the movie throughout the confrontation.
In particular, the Eleventh Circuit reviews whether assets frozen pursuant only to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act), 21 U.
will be selling a variety pack called the "Beervana Brewer's Box," featuring 3 bottles each of IPA, Hop Czar, Kingpin and a seasonal beer (changing each quarter).
This report to the Congress, under section 804(a) of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, 21 U.
Department of the Treasury announced the designation of some PKK leaders Cemil Bayik, Duran Kalkan, Remzi Kartal, Sabri Ok and Adem Uzun as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers (SDNTs) pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).
This action is part of Treasury's ongoing efforts to use the Kingpin Act to