Griselda Blanco Restrepo, known as La Madrina, the Black Widow, the Cocaine Godmother and the Queen of Narco-Trafficking, was a Colombian drug lord of the Medellín Cartel and a pioneer in the Miami-based cocaine drug trade and underworld during the 1980s, all the way to the early 2000s. It has been estimated that she was responsible for up to 2000 murders while transporting cocaine from Colombia to New York, Miami and Southern California. She was shot and killed on September 3, 2012, at the age of 69.
|Born:||Griselda Blanco Restrepo, February 15, 1943, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia|
|Died:||September 3, 2012, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia|
|Cause of death:||Gunshot wounds|
|Other names:||La Dama de la Mafia (The Lady of the Mafia), The Godmother, The Black Widow|
|Net worth:||U.S $2 billion (2012 estimate)|
|Criminal charge:||Drug trafficking, murder|
|Spouse(s):||Zulma Andino Trujillo, Alberto Bravo, Darío Sepúlveda, Charles Cosby|
|Parent(s):||Ana Lucia Restrepo and Fernando Blanco|
|IMDb:||Griselda Blanco’s IMDb|
About Griselda Blanco
Member and drug lord of the Medellin Cartel who earned nicknames such as The Black Widow and the Cocaine Godmother. She was also involved with the cocaine drug trade and underworld in Miami, Florida in the 1970s and ’80s.
She was a troubled adolescent, becoming a pickpocket and running away from an abusive mother at a young age and even resorting to prostitution.
She was sentenced to 15 years and a $25,000 fine for conspiracy to manufacture, import into the United States, and distribute cocaine.
Her youngest son was named Michael Corleone Blanco after the character from The Godfather.
She was a mentor of Pablo Escobar and was featured in the Cocaine Cowboys documentary films.
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