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Griselda Blanco

'Queen of Cocaine' Shot

to Death in Colombia

9/4/2012 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Griselda Blanco -- a notorious drug trafficker who ran the infamous Medellin Cartel -- was shot to death in Colombia yesterday.

According to reports, Blanco was hit in a drive-by ... when two men on motorcycles opened fire on the 69-year-old as she left a butcher's shop in Medellin ... striking her twice in the head.

Blanco's criminal exploits were documented in the 2006 flick, "Cocaine Cowboys" -- which showed how Griselda used violence to corner the coke market in Miami in the '70s and '80s.

At the height of her criminal career, Blanco reportedly pushed 3,400 pounds of booger sugar per month around the U.S. ... raking in $96 mil per year. 

Blanco was convicted of 3 murders in the '80s ... but authorities believe she could be connected to as many as 240.

Two of Blanco's four kids were killed in drug-related violence ... as well as three of her husbands.

Ironically, Blanco is credited with popularizing the use of motorcycle-riders as hit-men.

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1.

Ashlyn    

Crazy!

723 days ago
2.

Rhubino    

Tony Montana would have liked this. He hated fockin Colombians.

723 days ago
3.

Gloria Unread    

Good. That b**** ordered hits on children. Even criminals usually won't stoop as low as to kill children.

723 days ago
4.

Adrienne    

GOOD RIDDANCE YOU EVIL BITCH!

723 days ago
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Annie     

A fitting end

723 days ago
6.

Spoch    

She can now join George Jung

723 days ago
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jdranetz    

Saw a "Deadly Women" episode that featured her misdeeds, including her laughing about the 6 year old that was killed. It was on the Investigation Discovery channel. While her horrible childhood may have been a reason why she turned out the way she did, it, still is no excuse. http://investigation.discovery.com/tv/deadly-women/profiles/griselda-blanco.html

723 days ago
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Logan R    

Live by the sword, die by the sword.

723 days ago
9.

twilightmom    

Pity.

723 days ago
10.

CLINT    

She was ugly inside and out. A piece of crap finally flushed down the toilet of life. Not sure why it is being reported on a so-called celebrity site, but I guess it's a slow day at TMZ after a long three day weekend.

723 days ago
11.

derp    

I am shocked it took this long to get clipped, but the do***entary Cocaine Cowboys 2 is f'ing awesome. Highly recommended watch.

723 days ago
12.

jeff    

No more boom boom for this Mama San.

723 days ago
13.

heddahopper    

Surprised it didn't happen sooner...

723 days ago
14.

jb    

The world is a better place without her.

723 days ago
15.

EVG    

She's the true definition of the "Black Widow"

723 days ago
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