Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Authorities"

The meaning of "Authorities" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does The authorities down there now tell us they suspect he was a key link in a drug ring based in Jamaica and perhaps the explosion was aimed at him. (Drug ring?) mean?
A: “Drug ring” is another way to call a drug cartel (usually a “ring” is smaller). It’s an organization that grows, transports, and sells illegal drugs for profit
Q: What does The "authorities concerned" pretended to be ignorant of the accident.

(Can I change 'authorities concerned' to 'concerned authorities' in above sentence?) mean?
A: just add "un" unconcerned
Q: What does alerting the authorities in the pic mean?
A: If that Yeong-gi person is a criminal or something of the sort, then “alerting the authorities” means calling the police. He’s thanking the person for not snitching on Yeong-gi.
Q: What does authorities concerned mean?
A: The government agency that is responsible for the matter in question.
Q: What does local authorities should have to comply with the law by reporting to federal agents the illegal immigrants they come into contact with. mean?
A: the police in local towns should turn in any people who aren't certified US citizens.

Translations of "Authorities"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? authorities
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? authorities concern
A: authorities concern/official concern
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? authorities
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Other questions about "Authorities"

Q: The Ireland’s authorities are set to impose a penalty on Twitter for a data breach. Does this sound natural?
A: × The Ireland’s authorities are set to impose a penalty on Twitter for a data breach.
✓ Ireland’s authorities are set to impose a penalty on Twitter for a data breach.

you mean the country Ireland? the above is correct

otherwise:

"the island's authorities [...]"
Q: ‪We were inspected by authorities in charge of NGOs last Friday. Program accounts, meeting records, financial details all were under scrutiny. Officials criticized us with pretentious language for anything they believe are inappropriate.‬ Does this sound natural?
A: Everything is perfect except for the last line, "believe are inappropriate." It should be, "is inappropriate."
Q: "I don't think the two of you are exactly authorities in on modern relationships".
In this sentence, what does "authorities" mean?
A: They are saying that they don't think the two of them are knowledgeable enough, or that they don't have the power to define what a modern relationship is
Q: The authorities don't know yet how to stop the spread of the virus.

or

The authorities don't know yet how to stop the spreading of the virus. Does this sound natural?
A: You can say either one, spread and spreading are both being used correctly. However if I were you I might write, The authorities don't yet know how to stop the spread(ing) of the virus.
Q: We have communicated with local authorities Does this sound natural?
A: Thank you so much

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