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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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91.

luvlyj    

Karma has got payed her back.... She is soo evil...

689 days ago
92.

wendy    

street justice

689 days ago
93.

Tayfusion    

WOW...

689 days ago
94.

Dawn_R    

She looks like something that would eat its young.

689 days ago
95.

vince    

good move whoever did it.

689 days ago
96.

Mels    

heaven help her, she's in hell for sure.

689 days ago
97.

SistaToldjah    

When I saw the photo I thought someone had gunned down Roseanne Barr.

689 days ago
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nisiek    

TNZ are you a bunch of 12 year olds....booger suger?? For real, she was a cold blooded killer a rough childhood cocaine was her meal ticket, but she became completely and totally ruthless killing anybody who she owed money too...she was no joke, amazed she lived as long as she did. Cocaine Cowboys is EXCELLENT...Miami was a playground built on cocaine....

689 days ago
99.

nisiek    

I have to concur that sometimes I cringe when I read TMZ copy, it is like a bunch of junior high horny boys writing this....stupid does not even come close....how can such a popular site be so stupid in their copy...who they think is hot boggles the mind, booger suger, wtf???? On another note this Godmother of Cocaine would kill people SHE

689 days ago
100.

South Beach    

About time, jez, took forever to get that evil beotch. Good riddance.

689 days ago
101.

bond00x    

GOD, I ****ing RESPECT this WOMAN she deserves to be respected ... Rest in PEACE SWEETY say hi to pablo escobar and ochao and all the rest that were cocain cowboys :)))

689 days ago
102.

Tayfusion    

Wonder why she wasn't murdered long before now...

689 days ago
103.

john johnson    

ya live by it, ya die by it...see ya in hell u fat POS!

689 days ago
104.

JrChivi1    

They should of kidnapped her first, then torture her so she d suffered in pain until death..Ugly bitch!!

689 days ago
105.

jUNIOR    

you were an inspiration to us all and you will be missed! COCAINE IS A HELL OF A DRUG!

689 days ago
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