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 Dictionary entry overview: What does drug cartel mean? 

  The noun DRUG CARTEL has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: DRUG CARTEL used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

drug cartels sometimes finance terrorist organizations

Hypernyms ("drug cartel" is a kind of...):

cartel; combine; corporate trust; trust (a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service)

Instance hyponyms:

Medellin cartel (a drug cartel in Colombia; controlled the production of cocaine from the 1970s until 1993 when the leader was killed)

Cali cartel (a drug cartel that seized control of cocaine production in Colombia in 1993; adopted techniques used by terrorist organizations (small cells and sophisticated communications equipment and close ties with politicians etc.))

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