Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco was known as “La Madrina,” or “the Black Widow” for killing ex-husbands and lovers, the “Cocaine Godmother” and the “Queen of Narco-Trafficking.” Griselda established a cocaine business in New York in the 1970s. She was indicted on federal drug conspiracy charges in 1975, but she escaped to Colombia before she could be arrested. She returned to Miami a couple of years later. She was responsible for the drug and crime epidemic that took over Miami in the 1980s, known as the Miami Drug War or the Cocaine Cowboy Wars. Her drug operation brought in a whopping $80 million per month. Find out what happened to her next.
Murder & Mayhem
Griselda Blanco and her first husband Carlos Trujillo had three sons: Dixon, Uber, and Osvaldo. Her sons were all killed in Colombia after being deported after serving time in prison in the United States. Griselda killed her second husband and business partner Alberto Bravo in 1975 after millions of dollars went missing. She paid someone to assassinate her third husband, Darío Sepúlveda, after he kidnapped their son, Michael Corleone Blanco. Griselda was a drug addict and reportedly killed strippers and business rivals as well as innocent bystanders, including a 4-year-old boy. Then it all started to crumble for her.
A Killer At Age 11
Griselda’s penchant for violence called attention to her illegal activities in South Florida. Her rivals also made several attempts to assassinate her. She fled to California, and DEA agents arrested her at home in 1985. She spent 10 years in jail but continued to run her cocaine business while behind bars. She was charged with just three murders during her lifetime but was responsible for as many as 240 (she reportedly made her first kill when she was only 11 years old). Griselda was released from jail and deported to Colombia in 2004. She was killed in 2012.Please Scroll Below for NEXT Page to continue