Griselda Blanco - the cocaine queen, before whom the mafiosi trembledBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/griselda-blanco-the-cocaine-queen-before-whom-the-mafiosi-trembled
A gray-haired old woman was returning home from a butcher's shop when she was suddenly shot by a killer who flew past on a motorcycle. Passers-by were shocked to see the massacre of the pensioner. Later they found out that the short, plump 69-year-old woman was actually one of the most influential figures in the history of the Colombian drug mafia. The name of Griselda Blanco inspired fear at the mere mention of it, and few of the mafiosi risked getting in her way. Read the amazing life story of the cocaine queen in our material.Griselda Blanco was a formidable and authoritative figure, whom no one dared to interfere with. The drug baroness, who ran a huge Colombian cocaine network, eliminated everyone who got in her way. They say that the criminal is guilty of the death of 250 people, including three of her former spouses.
Griselda was born in Colombia. Her mother was a prostitute and an alcoholic, she mercilessly beat her daughter from early childhood. To feed herself somehow, the girl dug graves for those killed during the civil war raging in the country at that time. She was engaged in prostitution and petty theft. They say that Griselda committed murder for the first time at the age of 11, helping intruders kidnap a 10-year-old boy. She shot the child after his parents did not pay the ransom.
At the peak of her "career" in the drug business, Griselda made a fortune of 1.5 billion pounds (about 132 billion rubles). She earned up to 63 million pounds (about 5.6 billion rubles) a month, transporting two tons of cocaine from Colombia to New York and Miami.
The cocaine queen built her drug empire on the blood of those who got in her way. She used hired assassins who shot people while driving by on a motorcycle. And later, ironically, she herself died at the hands of a motorcycle killer. Griselda's string of crimes came to a halt in 1985 when she was arrested in California. The police found the drug baroness at home reading the Bible. She was sentenced to 13 years in prison.
Griselda was called the Black Widow for her involvement in the deaths of three ex-husbands. For the first time she married in her youth Carlos Trujillo, who was engaged in forgery of documents. The couple had three sons, who were later killed. In the early 70s, the cocaine queen hired a hitman for her first spouse due to business conflicts.
Griselda's second husband was drug dealer Alberto Bravo. He was the one who got her involved in the cocaine trade. The couple moved to New York and were involved in the supply of drugs to the United States. In 1975, a Black Widow had a fight with her husband because he stole money. There was a shootout between them, and the cocaine queen shot him in the face.
The third husband, Dario Sepulveda, abandoned Griselda in 1983 and stole their son, Michael Corleone, named after the hero from The Godfather. A drug baroness killed her last spouse in Colombia.
Griselda loved a luxurious life. She lived in a luxury mansion in Malibu and bought a penthouse in Florida. The cocaine queen bought diamonds and even commissioned her own bronze sculpture.
It is said that the "godmother of cocaine" had many lovers. She regularly organized orgies and sex parties.
The Colombian mafia is drugs, money and blood. Here is another one of those who regularly replenish the lists of victims of drug lords' showdowns. The woman chose a terrible nickname for herself, the Devil, which fully characterizes her occupation.