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The duo are forced to swap identities as they hunt for a heroin consignment stolen by a drug kingpin. The Sun (2011)And what happened when he allowed his main source of goals plus his defensive kingpin to head for pastures new? The Sun (2009)You were the kingpin, no one else mattered. The Sun (2013)THE wife of a drugs kingpin who masterminded a 306 million heroin supply chain has been jailed for eight months. The Sun (2013)A mismatched pair of detectives are forced to work together to track down a crime kingpin who has introduced a new narcotic to the streets. The Sun (2010)Based on a comic-book series, this sequel has you playing as the kingpin of a crime organisation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A JAILED drugs kingpin maintained his illicit empire from inside a prison cell with a smuggled mobile phone. The Sun (2008)
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