Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Cocaine Godmother Griselda Blanco Gunned Down In Columbia


David Ovalle at the Miami Herald reports on the shooting death of the infamous former drug dealer and murderer Griselda Blanco.

Griselda Blanco, the drug kingpin known for her blood-soaked style of street vengeance during Miami’s “cocaine cowboys” era of the ’70s and ’80s, was shot to death in Medellin by a motorcycle-riding assassin Monday.

Blanco, 69, spent nearly two decades behind bars in the United States for drug trafficking and three murders, including the 1982 slaying of a 2-year-old boy in Miami.

Called the “Godmother of Cocaine,” she was deported in 2004 to Colombia, where she maintained a low profile.  You can read the rest of the story via the below link: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/09/03/2983362/cocaine-godmother-griselda-blanco.html 

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/09/03/2983362/cocaine-godmother-griselda-blanco.html#storylink=cpy

1 comment:

  1. There is a really interesting documentary featuring her life story, called Cocaine Cowboys. And there's also a movie in the make, with Jennifer Lopez playing the role of Griselda Blanco.