Tuesday, September 4, 2012
**NEWS** Cocaine Queen, Griselda Blanco, shot dead at age 69.
She is infamous for trafficking large metric ton shipments of cocaine from her homeland of Colombia in the 1970's and 1980's. The drug lord for the Medellin Cartel was a pioneering drug trafficker in Miami, Florida until she was apprehended in 1985. She spent almost 2 decades in prison for cocaine trafficking and three murders. However, the case fell apart in 2004 and she was released and deported back to Colombia.
Her exploits are documented and detailed in the movies Cocaine Cowboys and Cocaine Cowboys II.