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a person who controls an organization dealing in illegal drugs


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The BCC reported that the drug kingpin had been living in the city under the assumed name Vitor Luiz de Moraes.
Guzman - one of the most notorious drug kingpins in the world - faces as many as 17 criminal charges ranging from money laundering and drug trafficking, to kidnapping and conspiracy to import and distribute cocaine and marijuana.
Arguing that Mexican prisons are little more than roadblocks for drug kingpins, Texas Congressman Michael McCaul, R-Austin, is again calling for the extradition of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States.
40pm The story of 1970s drug kingpin Frank Lucas, whose innovative methods of smuggling heroin into the US made him one of the leading figures in the New York underworld.
A Canadian surfer finds himself in the deadliest closeout of his life--on dry land--in "Escobar: Paradise Lost," which imagines the downfall of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Benicio Del Toro) as seen through the eyes of a naive acolyte drawn into his web.
The head of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's hitmen, a confessed murderer nicknamed "Popeye," was released from prison Tuesday after helping prosecutors convict a former justice minister.
The United States had a $5 million bounty on the head of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the world's most wanted drug kingpin who was arrested Saturday in Mexico after 13 years on the run.
The fourth annual tournament arrives on the heels of a massive drug bust by Punjab police earlier this month, which saw the arrest of wrestler-turned-police officer Jagdish Bhola, who was identified as the alleged drug kingpin of a multi-million dollar network supplying more than 300 kilograms of heroin and amphetamine to North America and Europe.
As a fifteen-year-old, Darren had briefly worked as a lookout for the gang run by Diamond Tony, the drug kingpin of a rundown Toronto neighborhood.
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.
Loveless, broke, and jaded, he's recruited by National Clandestine Service to assassinate Mexico's biggest drug kingpin.
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, considered Mexico's most powerful drug kingpin, did not die in a shooting in northern Guatemala, as was mistakenly reported by the Guatemalan authorities (SourceMex, Feb.
However, Owens quiet new life suddenly explodes into mayhem beyond his imagination as infamous drug kingpin Cortez (Eduardo Noriega) escapes from the FBI and heads, with a violent henchman (Peter Stormare) clearing his path for him, for the Mexican border via Owens' town.
In January 2012, Ayman Joumaa was designated as a drug kingpin for drug trafficking in South America, the Middle East, Europe and Africa and laundering as much as $200 million every month through cash smuggling and Lebanese businesses.
For the first time ever, the US government has named an Iranian government official as a drug kingpin, saying he moved narcotics out of Afghanistan and across Iran in his official capacity.
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