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9 Crazy Facts About Griselda Blanco, Miami's Merciless Cocaine Queenpin

Updated 23 Jan 2019 103.7k views9 items

Cocaine war queenpin Griselda Blanco ran her smuggling enterprise with an iron fist. Born in Colombia in 1943, she grew up in Medellin and became famous for her vengeful murderous exploits during the Miami cocaine wars in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Facts about Griselda Blanco, also called the Cocaine Godmother, focus on the many murders she ordered and the methods that she invented to help smuggle cocaine out of Colombia and into the United States. Blanco took cocaine war crime to an entirely new level, and before her arrest in 1985, supposedly earned $80 million a month through her Medellin cartel. She spent 19 years in prison in the United States, and fled to Colombia upon her release in 2004. Blanco was murdered in 2012 in Medellin, leaving behind decades full of crimes and brutality. 

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