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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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16.

John    

She was one evil crazy bitch.. I am shocked they caught her off guard... she is not a retard and been ducking hits for years now..

I think the numbers are low... She had much more than that brought in.. She was OG Boss.. cold blooded killer..

781 days ago
17.

Only in LA.    

hahahahahaha I dead at TMZ using the term "Booger Sugar" LMAO!!!!

781 days ago
18.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

do you use cocaine?

781 days ago
19.

Kelster    

crazy b*tch

781 days ago
20.

Lionnnnnesssss    

As horrible and monstrous as she was she still lived to be 69.. that's a pretty full life in the drug world. #Deadly Women

781 days ago
21.

MISSA    

Rest in hell. Glad you're gone, we don't need people like you on this planet.

781 days ago
22.

moxie    

What an evil looking broad. She lived a long time, gangster wise.

781 days ago
23.

Cashmere    

True waste of a human life. How fitting, to be killed outside of a butcher shop.

781 days ago
24.

thegreatamericandesertreturns    

hollywoods verson of the dope cartel is weak and out of date.drive by shooters on a croocht rocket is was OLD as shooters on a horse not on horse.She was just a front distractional cartel officer as coke is everywhere mostly home cooked as crack in todays world TMZ once again has thiert heads up the prince kilts for a daycare center living

781 days ago
25.

Sam Sunshine     

Sinaloa Cartel killed her. That's the word...

781 days ago
26.

Lmao    

It often seems in life like the heartless are the only ones who make it out alive, well, this is proof that even the evil get their comeuppance eventually.

781 days ago
27.

thegreatamericandesertreturns    

& why do TMZ cares so mucho about thiert coke anywho?,they THINK they got the REAL THING and nto some crack in a prince getto shrink wraped kilt.GROW tup gat toff blow

781 days ago
28.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

What a life. She should have written a book. Being a woman at the top of the drug game and living as long as she did was no small feat.

781 days ago
29.

Sabrina    

Finally!

781 days ago
30.

thegreatamericandesertreturns    

if grand ma was so BAD than the cartel isn`t

781 days ago
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