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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.
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The foreign drug lords were supposedly released under a law increasing the number of days credited to GCTA, which was the focus of the Senate investigation.
Bringing back death penalty in the Philippines could be the best strategy to stop drug lords and big-time illegal drug syndicates from operating in the country, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said Saturday.
"Sebastian owed [Chinese drug lord] Peter Co P50 million (Dh4.15 million) worth of shabu," said Magleo, adding Sebastian 'centralised' illegal drug operations at NBP from December 2014 to August 2015 and drug lords from mainland China and Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Taiwan looked to him as a leader.
Earlier, Duterte said that Dayan was De Lima's lover who paved her linkage to drug lords at NBP, but added he was also a "bagman" and could not have acted on his own.
Aside from the five convicted Chinese drug lords released from prison in the past months, Senator Panfilo Lacson said three more foreign drug convicts have also been released for good behavior.
The President then said that even though jueteng is illegal, he hinted that it was better to keep it than have drug lords run about in the communities.
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.
The story offers insight into various aspects of El Chapo's life, including his childhood, career as a drug lord and his escape from prison last summer.
Another Chinese drug lord, identified as Ho Wai Pang, was turned over to the BI for deportation.
In a raid at NBP in December 2014, former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima found out that the cell of convicted drug lord Peter Co had a sauna; his imprisoned assistant Jojo Baligad had a jacuzzi; and convicted Herbert Colangco had a music studio.
From biker president to drug lord, "Sons of Anarchy" lead star Charlie Hunnam might play another epic role written by "American Sniper" scribe Jason Hall.
'Hindi po ako drug lord. Hindi po ako protektor ng drug lord.
Mexico's richest and most dangerous drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was captured on Saturday, and since then the whereabouts of his 24-year wife Emma Coronel, with whom he has twin daughters, has become a topic of national interest.
He warned "Be sure huwag kayong matakot sa mga drug lord na yan.
Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra yesterday denied a plea by alleged drug lord Peter Lim to stop a new preliminary investigation of the drug charges against him.