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drug lord

The most powerful person in a group that sells illegal drugs. The trial for the cartel's powerful drug lord begins today under heavy security.
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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.
See also: drug, lord
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Tan had escaped when Jackson Dy, a drug lord, was arrested and jailed during a raid which resulted in the seizure of 600 kilograms of shabu from a shabu laboratory in NAIC, southern suburban Cavite, in 2003, said PNP's Metro Manila spokesperson Chief Inspector Kimberly Molitas.
Bato told me it was a case of a drug lord eliminating his competitor.)
'So sa isip isip ko eh nagiging sundalo pala kami (I started thinking that we've become soldiers),' he said, especially since people in Davao knew that Tan was a drug lord.
In a meeting with alleged drug lord Peter Lim who surrendered to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) regional office in Davao City, southern Philippines on July 16, Duterte said, "If I'm able to prove that you are a drug lord, I will finish you off."
Even if you are a drug lord, pusher, if you are extorted by police, report to me and those cops will have it.)
The life of a Supreme Court associate justice is in grave danger after he strongly argued that the life sentence of a drug lord serving time at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) be affirmed.
Sabal has repeatedly denied that he was a drug lord but admitted, in several media interviews, that he was once into it.
Sangki earlier told reporters that he was not a drug lord and had never been involved in the illegal drugs trade.
Ronald dela Rosa after reports circulated that he was a drug lord in Maguindanao.
Mayor Montasir Sabal, of Talitay, Maguindanao, also denied that he is a drug lord but admitted he had been involved in drugs before he became a town executive.
CEBU CITY -- Director General Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa on Monday admitted the Philippine National Police did not have enough evidence to prove that Cebu businessman Peter Lim was a drug lord.
'So far, what we have are just intelligence reports that there's a drug lord in Cebu with the name of Peter Lim.
'I'm not saying that Peter Lim is not a drug lord. And I'm not saying that he's a drug lord.
The President-elect first broached the idea of a P5 million bounty for the killing of a drug lord during his thanksgiving party in Davao City last week.
(If you kill a drug lord, you will receive P5 million.