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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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According to police, one of the kingpins, Shoaib from Allahabad used to get the copy of a bonafide cheque of the probable victim through intermediaries and pass it to his associate Akash in Delhi.
Not only is he going after kingpin Pablo Escobar's Colombian drug cartel, including his second-in-command Roberto Alcaino, played beautifully by Benjamin Bratt, but also the seemingly respectable bankers who are willing to turn a blind eye to the origins of the money if it means they get a slice of the profits.
Introduced at the last Kingpins Show in October, LYCRA HYBRID technology enables mills to create denim fabrics that combine the comfort and flexibility of a knit with the authentic aesthetics and performance typically found in woven denim.
AAR Kingpin system for hot dip galvanized upper couplers.
Andrew Olah, founder and organizer of The Kingpins Shows, comments: "With growing urbanization of our planet and lifestyle, we see consumers looking to connect back to nature and to do what is in their power to protect it.
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.
The kingpins then vet each participant, negotiate how much the clinic and each "victim" will be paid, and outline how, when and where the "accident" will be staged.
But he was not the top kingpin of Zetas -- that post now belongs to Miguel Trevino Morales, who recently seized control of the cartel in a power struggle.
7 million by the Mexican government for allowing "drug kingpins and rogue nations" to launder billions of dollars in cash through its books.
Treasury Department named five Lebanese citizens as drug kingpins and terrorists Wednesday for allegedly working as part of a South American money laundering and drug trafficking network with links to Hezbollah, claiming one of the individuals operated a Hezbollah cell in Colombia.
This action is part of Treasury's ongoing efforts to use the Kingpin Act to
It would also relieve first-time drug offenders from mandatory sentencing provisions in current state law and would create a drug kingpin offense to target organized drug traffickers and also require prison time for those caught selling drugs to children.
Paedophile Philip Thompson, 27, was one of the kingpins behind the internet-based child abuse ring that reached 33 countries.
The Roscommon kingpins beat Corofin in last year's provincial decider but they face a massive test against a Killererin side which captured their third Galway title in eight years two weeks ago.
Slevin's relationship to the underworld kingpins isn't exactly hard to guess, which prompts the filmmakers to make the movie's final twist so ridiculous that you couldn't imagine it even if you've committed "The Usual Suspects" to memory, as I guess McGuigan and Smilovic have.