Colombian 'Queen of Cocaine' MurderedColombian ‘Queen of Cocaine’ Murdered
Griselda Blanco, the Colombian drug lord widely known as the ‘Godmother of Cocaine’ was killed Monday by an unidentified gunman, according to Colombian media reports.
Blanco, 69, was leaving a butcher shop in her home city of Medellin when she was shot in the head by a man who rode up to the shop on a motorcycle and dispatched two bullets before driving away.
Also known as “the Queen of Cocaine,” Blanco served almost twenty years in U.S. jails for drug trafficking before being deported back to Colombia in 2004. She was tied to as many as 40 murders – including those of two of her ex-husbands - but only charged with three, for which she served a 20-year sentence concurrently with her drug sentence.
A fan of the “Godfather” film franchise, Blanco so enjoyecold her own reputation that she named her fourth son Michael Corleone, after the classic film’s main character, according to news reports.