drug cartel

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an illicit cartel formed to control the production and distribution of narcotic drugs

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The foreign officers allegedly arranged "sex parties" with prostitutes funded by the local drug cartels for these DEA agents at their government-leased quarters, over a period of several years.
He added that, unlike with cocaine, drug cartels can eliminate the middleman by directly overseeing meth manufacturing and the smaller overhead means a cheaper street price in the U.
West zone tops the list with 47 drug cartels whereas south, central, Malir and east zone have 12, 13, 14 and 20 respectively.
A number of different groups are active in hydrocarbon theft, including corrupt Pemex workers, but the drug cartels are increasing their involvement, analysts say.
Major commercial banks in the US are under probe for ties with Mexican drug cartels.
Leopoldo Bataoil (2nd District, Pangasinan) said although the PDEA has posted a significant increase in the number of anti-illegal drug operations, the recent entry of the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel requires the strengthening of the PDEA and the increasing of interoperability among the different organizations involved in the campaign against the drug menace.
In the last 10 years, drug cartels from South America have increased their presence and operations in West Africa to secure the movement of drugs (mostly cocaine) to markets in Europe, and the emerging markets in Asia and the Middle East," said Johan Obdola, President of the International Organisation for Security and Intelligence, which advises governments on how to tackle the scourge.
THE DELHI Police must have spoiled several New Year's party plans when it busted an international drug cartel and seized a massive 47 kg of heroin and two kg of crack cocaine, in total valued at ` 150 crore in the international market.
The violence between drug cartels exploded on to Mexico's streets in 2006 with armed militias battling each other for control of the multi–billion dollar trade.
Self-defence vigilante groups have also formed in several towns vowing to fight the violence, kidnappings and extortion carried out by drug cartels.
This trial documented the violence, brutality and corruption generated by Mexican drug cartels, in this case the particularly ruthless Los Zetas," U.
Gamez' boyfriend was in the gang and for many Mexican beauty queens it's hard to escape because they come from impoverished backgrounds and the money and status associated with drug cartels is hard to resist.
25billion to settle claims they failed to enforce anti-money laundering rules and left the financial system exposed to drug cartels.
Al Jazeera's Adam Raney, reporting from McAllen, Texas, near the Mexican border, said that Guzman is a "very big fish indeed" within the drug cartels.
Much of the book is given over to background on the Mexican drug cartels and their leaders, the sources and extent of their power, and examples of their ruthless violence and terrorism.