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Griselda Blanco

'Queen of Cocaine' Shot

to Death in Colombia

9/4/2012 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Griselda Blanco Mmug shot
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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46.

GRIS    

haha thats my name!

688 days ago
47.

Alia    

actually all three of her eldest sons were executed upon being deported back to Colombia, her 4th child an American Citizen is still alive, never to wish death upon a person but she is one individual that had this coming...

she enjoyed ordering the murders of not only people who owed her money but their children as well, even babies wasn't too much for her to order.

688 days ago
48.

Jay W.     

Two shots to the head. Well... she's very lucky. Rather merciful death.

688 days ago
49.

Sid    

Good ridence. What a sick woman. Here is a video I just viewed about her: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRFsQe9T_KM

688 days ago
50.

MP    

Wow, that is some face. Hopefully, she's burning in hell now.

688 days ago
51.

Majestik    

I see Harvey has decided to supplement TMZ's income by opening a school for 5th graders in the gossip room. Seriously, guys, PP, Dong, Booger Sugar? I've got a 10 year old niece that could write a gossip post that would put you airheads to shame.

688 days ago
52.

Alyssa    

What goes around, comes around. Karma bitch!

688 days ago
53.

Alyssa    

What was she doing free to walk the streets?

688 days ago
54.

j.j.    

Oh well you live by the sword you will get stuckist.. in other words you live by the Gun.. You will DIE by the gun.I bet she knew her life was on the fence and she was going to die like she lived.

688 days ago
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j.j.    

Oh well You live by the sword you will get stuckist..In other words you live by the gun You will DIE by the gun.RIP lady.

688 days ago
56.

tgrfan42069    

nothing of value was lost

688 days ago
57.

Jody    

The world is definitely a better place without people like her.

688 days ago
58.

spokenword    

She had it coming to her. I hope she rots in hell now.

688 days ago
59.

devilgirl    

"Booger sugar"????? How old are you people?

688 days ago
60.

Alia    

TMZ why are glamorizing this woman, she was no Queen, she was a criminal and a murderess who had no compassion for any human life including the men who fathered her children.

688 days ago
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