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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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106.

pattycake    

wow they finally got her!

596 days ago
107.

GoodOnPaper    

well done. one down....

596 days ago
108.

SistaToldjah    

I thought it was Roseanne Barr who was gunned down. She is a dead ringer for that heifer.

596 days ago
109.

peter goebels    

karma is a bitch !!

596 days ago
110.

StarsWish    

I saw a do***entary on this piece of human waste, griselda. She was evil. Didnt care that she sacrificed her own children. How many ppl just in the US bought cocaine 'from her' and their lives and their family's lives were destroyed? I hate drug dealers!!! Im glad she is gone...and probably to HELL!!!

596 days ago
111.

PEEwee    

How dare she die the same week as Michael Clarke Duncan.

596 days ago
112.

Deborah    

Have fun in hell biotch

596 days ago
113.

Franklin Mpangile    

send me tha latest

596 days ago
114.

Mary Ann Saenz    

Bien dicen 2 refranes, el Primero, La justicia tarda, pero siempre llega, el Segundo, El que a hierro mata, a hierro muere. No era de extrañarse el final violento de quien en violencia y narcotrfico vivio, aunque si es de extrañar que este final, que era la cronica de una muerte anunciada, hubiera demorado varios años, al parecer, alguien no olvido del todo alguna deuda que le tenia la señora, lo que si es cierto, que las sinverguenzuras y las desfachateces se pagan en esta vida, asi como pienso que deberia pagarla otra sinverguenza y complice de muchos crimenes, como lo era la ex amante de Pablo Escobar, Virginia Vallejos, y que tiene el descaro y cinismo de hacer un libro sobre Escobar y lucrarse de el, cuando en mi opinion ella deberia estar presa ya que fue testigo de asesinatos desde 1983 a 1987, y los confiesa abierta y descaradamente en su libro, asi como es testigo de sobornos, chantajes, y atentados con explosivos, deberas que no entiendo y no se por que esta libre ?, nunca supe que fuera llevada a juicio.

596 days ago
115.

PEEwee    

How dare she die the same week as Michael Clarke Duncan.

596 days ago
116.

Fibb    

Enjoy Hell, you earned it.

596 days ago
117.

rachel    

lol

596 days ago
118.

chango2309    

All you lames are just going with the flow..if anyone f**ked wit my kids best believe the same will happen to yours ...she delt wit anyone that mest with her family ..just like anyone would do imwishni hade some one like her in my life 100% true gasta bi*ch

596 days ago
119.

jokerchick    

this bytch looks like the fcuking devil and based on her career path, she probably was...died how she lived

596 days ago
120.

abbie    

Check her story out on Netflix...Search: Deadly Women, Season 4, Outlaws

596 days ago
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