drug cartel

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

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Mexican security forces have regularly been accused of rights violations since former Mexican President Felipe Calderon sent in the military to tackle the country's powerful drug cartels in 2007.
The actions of two DEA agents were the inspiration for Narcos which tells the story of Colombia's infamous drug cartels and Pablo Escobar's fight to maintain his position as the most powerful player.
Witness 1" also testified to having requested that Baldetti remove an individual belonging to a rival Mexican drug cartel.
During his speech before members of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) in Malacanang, Duterte said the Mexican drug cartel has since been operating in the country.
According to the Ministry of Interior, there are two police officers who allegedly have ties to the drug cartel.
HSBC Holdings (LSE: HSBA) has been sued for drug cartel murders in Mexico.
Notably, even though hitmen of a drug cartel have confessed to the murders, it is believed that the trainee teachers were murdered by corrupt security officials.
The Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel has been reputed to be the largest and most powerful drug trafficking organization in the Western Hemisphere.
And now the news tells us that big-time drug cartels have penetrated the country.
THE international drug cartel has been operating across Southeast Asia and Gulf countries such as Kuwait, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and other neighbouring nations.
Coloma made the statement after the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency said suspects who were arrested in a laboratory that manufactures methamphetamine hydrochloride, an illegal drug locally known as shabu, have links to the Mexican drug cartel.
Grillo said: "When you feel there is nothing offered to you, you feel rejected, and you're more likely to think the drug cartel is offering them a way out.
The shootouts started after members of the Knights Templar drug gang blocked roads with vehicles and ambushed police patrols amid intensified fighting between the drug cartel and federal police in recent weeks, the (BBC) reported.
A federal jury in Texas convicted the brother of two alleged leaders of Mexico's Los Zetas drug cartel of setting up a racehorse enterprise to launder millions of dollars in illicit profits, authorities said on Thursday.
The US agency said at the time that Coronel "plays a key role" in the Sinaloa drug cartel led by Guzman, who is also known as "El Chapo".