There are many Colombians and people from different parts of the world who are curious about the life of Colombian drug trafficker Griselda Blanco, who, according to official data, brought up to one and a half tons of cocaine to the United States.
At the age of 11, Griselda Blanco began engaging in criminal activity in Medellín. Although she initially worked as a waitress, her bad company exposed her to criminal practices such as pickpocketing and forgery.
Griselda Blanco | Photo: @michaelcorleoneblanco
However, when the others realized that they could not easily get the ransom they demanded from the parents, they urged Griselda to kill him. Even though they are almost the same age, She shot the minor in the forehead, marking her first victim..
On the way to the criminal world, she entered the world of cocaine trafficking and achieved such a prominent position in this criminal field that she was nicknamed the “Queen of Cocaine”.
Given his involvement in the drug trade It was foreseeable that she would have ties to Paisa drug dealer Pablo Escobar, and it is even rumored that she acted as his godmother in the business..
Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria used the routes previously established by Griselda to transport medicine to the United States. However, this caused Griselda Blanco deep unease.
At that time, the two drug traffickers, who wanted to get to the top in illegal businesses, had conflicts that sparked a period of violence.
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Griselda shot him multiple times in the head while he shot her in the stomach. Surprisingly, Griselda survived and later married her lover Darío Sepúlveda, whose life she also ultimately took. Since this moment, They started calling her the Black Widow..
Griselda Blanco's life ended in 2012 after she was imprisoned in the United States and deported to Colombia. She was murdered in Medellín while on her way to a butcher shop in the heart of the Belén district.
At this time, the woman was accompanied by her daughter-in-law, who was pregnant and accompanied her in these daily tasks.
Although everything seemed to be going smoothly, fate took its toll on the woman from Cartagena: in September of the same year, killers took her life. The murder was ordered by someone and the victim was surprised while waiting at the crime scene for his shopping to be delivered.