Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

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.


No Avatar


wow they finally got her!

778 days ago


well done. one down....

778 days ago


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

778 days ago

peter goebels    

karma is a bitch !!

778 days ago


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!!!

778 days ago


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

778 days ago


Have fun in hell biotch

778 days ago

Franklin Mpangile    

send me tha latest

777 days ago

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.

777 days ago


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

777 days ago


Enjoy Hell, you earned it.

777 days ago



777 days ago


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

777 days ago


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

777 days ago


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

777 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web