Presenting a grisly list: 25 Facts about Griselda Blanco and The Cocaine Cowboys! Let’s face it, Griselda Blanco was a bloodthirsty drug lord. She used murder and mayhem to build her drug empire, and no one was safe from her evil ways.
Blanco committed some heinous acts. They included killing her lovers, forcing children to become mules, and people having sex with her at gunpoint.
Interestingly, she was also remembered as a loving mother and businesswoman. There’s no denying it, Blanco was a fascinating person. So without further ado, here are 25 facts about Griselda Blanco and The Cocaine Cowboys.
No one knows officially how many people Griselda Blanco killed but it was very high. She allegedly killed a two-year-old boy when she ordered a hit on her enemy, Jesus “Chucho” Castro. He was the intended target, but his boy was the one killed. That suited Blanco just fine. Apparently, when Blanco heard about accidental killing, she was happy. She believed they were even.
One of her nicknames, along with The Black Widow, was La Madrina. It translates to The Godmother. The story goes that she got this nickname after she killed one of her enemies and shouted “I’m the f–ing Godmother.
She is the mastermind behind the Miami Cocaine Wars
Another name associated with drug dealing and violence was Pablo Escobar. Some say he was a protege of Blanco. However, many people claim this was not accurate and the two had engaged in a bloody war instead.
She was introduced to the drug game by her first husband Carlos Trujillo who she later ended up killing. She went into business by herself and even though business was good, she had to relocate to Florida when authorities closed in her illegal activities.
It was because she was the only female in a male-dominated business that drove Blanco to become the ruthless person she was. She was said to be one of the most ruthless, violent, drug dealers in the business.
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