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.
Catherine Zeta-Jones played her in a movie
She is said to have invented drive by shootings on motorcycles
Apparently, it was so bad that Colombia made a law that said there can’t be two people riding a motorcycle near any governmental building.
She was killed by a shooter on a motorcycle
She named her son Michael Corleone
She supposedly killed her 3 husbands
One of her inventions was drug smuggling underwear
She had a plan to kidnap JFK Jr.
Her suspected death toll was 200
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.
Her son Michael is on a reality show
She was only convicted of 3 murders
She was called La Madrina
She is the mastermind behind the Miami Cocaine Wars
One of her many enemies was Pablo Escobar
She was known to throw quite the fiesta
She started her drug business in New York
She was known to be quite sadistic
She forced men to have sex with her
She used many people as drug mules
She was the first female drug lord in History
Her first murder was at 11
She had helped kidnap a boy from a rich part of town near the slums she grew up in and when the boys family refused to pay the ransom she shot him.
She found religion for herself
She had a very troubled childhood
She ran her drug business even while in prison
She was born in Colombia
Griselda Blanco was born on February, 15 1943, in Cartagena, Colombia to Ana Lucia Restrepo.
She was one of the richest drug lords
She is rumored to have sold hundreds of billions of dollars of cocaine and her net was said to be two billion dollars.