Griselda Blanco was the Godmother of the Medellín Cartel. She distributed millions in cocaine and was feared in the underworld as much as any of her male counterparts. She was well respected in her younger years as a coke trader but in her later years Blanco’s past seemed to have come back to haunt her. She was eventually cut down by two masked gunman as she left a Colombian butcher shop. She was 69 years old at the time of her murder.
Griselda Blanco rose to the top of the world of drugs because she was the baddest of the bad. She was a drug lord for the Medellín Cartel, and a pioneer in the Miami-based cocaine drug trade and underworld during the 1970s and early 1980s. US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent Bob Palombo said of her “I don’t think the fact that she was a female trying to prove something had anything to do with her violent behavior; I just think it was inherent to Griselda Blanco. This goes back to her life, the way she was brought up. She was just a violent person.” Her upbringing was violent, neglectful and depraved. This became her future kingdom. Her philosophy about death was “if you’re going to be a killer be the best.” She was. Watch Griselda Blanco
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