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the most important person in a group or undertaking

bolt that provides a steering joint in a motor vehicle

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the front bowling pin in the triangular arrangement of ten pins

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar 08 ( ANI ): Underworld kingpin Dawood Ibrahim's key aide Farooq Takla was sent to judicial custody till March 19 by TADA court in Mumbai, on Thursday.
Osun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, who led his men to the location, confirmed to Sunday Tribune that concerted efforts were ongoing to apprehend the fleeing kingpin and others involved in the nefarious acts and bring them to justice.
Preliminary investigation shows that the terrorist kingpin hailed from Chinade village, Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The BCC reported that the drug kingpin had been living in the city under the assumed name Vitor Luiz de Moraes.
Since June 2000, more than 2,000 individuals and entities have been named pursuant to the Kingpin Act for their role in international narcotics trafficking.
Specifically, the moment acting on the steering tire around the kingpin axis is computed with the effect of the ground-contact point change is taken into account.
He plays Robert Mazur, a mild-mannered family man and federal agent who realises that, if they're ever going to make a dent in the world of drug trafficking, they have to go after the money, which could lead them to the kingpins.
After galvanization, the replaceable Holland AAR kingpin is precisely secured into the housing with a special nut and collet fastener, allowing the kingpin to remain removable and replaceable over the life of the trailer.
BAALBEK, Lebanon: A kidnap kingpin was reportedly killed in a failed abduction attempt in east Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, a security source told The Daily Star Wednesday.
UCF kingpin McGregor and O'Connell and a host of leading Irish sports stars were in the running for the RTE top prize.
7, 24 hours after the charges were made, the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced in a communique that the three Honduran entrepreneurs and seven of their businesses were "specially designated narcotics traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for playing a significant role in international narcotics trafficking.
Kingpin runners are not the average run-of-the-mill criminals.
Last week, the police arrested the kingpin of the lottery racket from his hideout in Mysuru.
THE kingpin behind a ruthless gang of dealers who flooded North Wales with drugs has been jailed for 12 years.
Hale dispatches Sarah to Boston, promising her promotion if she can work with the local detectives to bring down an enigmatic drug kingpin named Larkin.