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 Griselda Blanco

Griselda Blanco

Birth
Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar, Colombia
Death 3 Sep 2012 (aged 69)
Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
Burial Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia
Memorial ID 96527921 · View Source
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Drug Lord. Known as the "Godmother of Cocaine" Blanco immigrated to the US in the mid 1970's and established a sizable cocaine trafficking business. She was known to use violence to get her way and was connected to at least 40 murders in the US. Captured in 1985, Blanco served almost 20 years in prison before being deported back to her native Colombia in 2005. Blanco has been featured in the documentary film Cocaine Cowboys and on US television in the show Deadly Women. Blanco was shot to death as she was leaving a butcher shop. Executed in the same "motorcycle assassination" style that she was credited with creating.

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  • Created by: Ron West
  • Added: 4 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96527921
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Griselda Blanco (15 Feb 1943–3 Sep 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96527921, citing Cemetario Jardins Montesacro, Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia ; Maintained by Ron West (contributor 47389384) .