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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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61.

Jennifer    

Wow!!! I watched those movies a few years ago and they were hard core! She had to know she was gonna go out like that! RIP to the Queen of Cocaine!!!

748 days ago
62.

David    

"Booger Sugar" - does TMZ have a 5- year old on staff?

748 days ago
63.

christine    

damn she a boss bitch r.i.p

748 days ago
64.

Adevarul    

Awww...*hehehe* Too Baaaaddd. *hehehe* LOL! That naztee look be ouch spread a lot of evil.

748 days ago
65.

Homie    

Is that a penis on her chin?

748 days ago
66.

oscar    

Im American From Atlanta , im living here in colombia (medellin) and Colombia is not what u see in Hollywood Movies, i love to live here and Colombian Girls Are hot , and many people here in Medellin look like Americans, in the other hand so good that bitch was killed!

748 days ago
67.

Yup    

Geezus... do you TMZ morons ever get ANYTHING right? Blanco didn't run the Medellin cartel; she in charge of distribution in the US. She wasn't a member of the Cartel; the Escobars & others ran it & she was just an employee. If you'd seen the movie, as you claim, you'd know that. Perfect example here of how the standards of "journalism" have tumbled in the US; you morons don't even bother to do the slightest bit of research...

748 days ago
68.

Michael S. Terrell    

there is a place for her in hades....and really....the word DO***ENTRAY has stars in three letters?

748 days ago
69.

bb    

Lindsay Lohan says - RIP. Everyone else says - good riddance you evil biatch.

748 days ago
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joe blow    

she is easily one of the worst people to ever live. her 1st murder was at the age of -9-, a 5 year old she kidnapped & when the parents did not pay up she shot the baby execution style. the list goes on & on, to be honest i really am surprised she was even alive. i would of thought she got offed a long time ago.

REST IN HELL

748 days ago
71.

Terry     

She should have just said no to drugs.does this mean we are winning the war on drugs.Uhhhh no!!!! Just means some one more ruthless than her will be running the show now.When the world realizes that if you take the massive profit out of drugs by decriminalizing and regulating them only then will we see an end to the killing.Oh that will never happen because to many people in high places have their fingers in the booger sugar bowl....

748 days ago
72.

John    

She died the way she lived.But she almost reached 70.She was Tony Montana,and Pablo Escabars mentor.She could kill with the best of them.

748 days ago
73.

fandango    

stupid whore got what was coming to her. to bad it wasnt like 50 years sooner

748 days ago
74.

Christy    

If anyone deserved it...it was this woman, and I hate saying that. She even had children murdered and that makes her just plain EVIL!

748 days ago
75.

WhatThe    

100

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