Griselda Blanco was bornon 15 February 1943 in Cartagena, Colombian, is Drug Trafficker. Griselda Blanco was a Columbian drug trafficker who went on to head one of the largest drug distribution networks in the United States of America. Griselda remains a fascinating subject for being a woman she went on to dominate a violent industry dominated by men. Griselda Blanco was born in Cartagena but her family moved to Medellin when she was a child and right from an early age she became involved in crimes that finally led to her becoming a prostitute before eventually becoming embroiled in the Medellin Cartel that controlled the cocaine trade in Columbia. Blanco initially set up her operation in New York in the 1970s and after being arrested by the law enforcement authorities, she went back to Columbia but returned to re-establish her business in another city. Blanco was particularly known for the ferocity with which she dealt with her enemies and her turf wars led to the infamous ‘Miami Drug Wars’ that claimed plenty of lives. Griselda Blanco was a fearless drug lord, who took on anyone, no matter how big without any hesitation and in fact she had a long running feud with the Ochoa Family, one of the most powerful members of the Medellin Cartel. Blanco was known by monikers such as ‘The Cocaine Godmother’ and ‘Queen of Narco Trafficking’ among others.
Griselda Blanco was murdered on 3 September 2012 by hired assassins riding a motorcycle, in the city of Medellin, Columbia
In 1985, Griselda Blanco was finally placed under arrest by the Drug Enforcement Agency in the United States; however, she continued to control her drug business from inside the jail
The threat to her life increased as rivals decided to eliminate her and sensing danger, Blanco shifted her base to California in 1984
Griselda Blanco’s cocaine empire in the Queens area of New York soon came under the attention of the drug enforcement authorities of United States and in 1975 she was indicted along with some of her gang members
Griselda Blanco’s return to the United States and resumption of drug operations at some point towards the end of the 1970s sparked the ‘Miami Drug War’ that lasted for many years
Griselda Blanco was born on 15 February 1943 in the city of Cartagena in Columbia in a poor family