Griselda Blanco, Miami's Cocaine Queen, Assassinated In Medellin Butcher Shop

blanco2.jpg
Griselda Blanco
Earlier today, a motorcycle-riding assassin pumped two bullets into the head of Griselda Blanco inside a Medellin, Colombia, butcher shop; ending the life of the queen of Miami's violent Cocaine Cowboys era. It was a bloody cinematic ending for the 69-year-old retired cocaine trafficker who was insatiably fond of the gangster epic The Godfather -- going as far as naming her youngest son Michael Corleone.

See also: 
Longtime Blanco family friend Cristian Rios confirmed reports by Colombian news outlets that Blanco died from her wounds after she was transported to a nearby hospital. "It's hard to comprehend right now," he tells Riptide. "I'm hoping the reprisals end here."

Two of her four sons were murdered while she was incarcerated in the 1980s and 1990s. She is survived by Michael, a 34-year-old Colombian American who is under house arrest in Miami while waiting for his trial on a cocaine trafficking charge from last year. "Michael is just beside himself," Rios says. "No matter what people think of Griselda, she was still his mom."

According to the newspaper El Colombiano, a pair of suspects riding a motorcycle stopped at the open-air butcher shop, located in the Medellin neighborhood of Belen Parque. An unknown man riding on the back of the bike got off and walked toward Blanco. He fired two shots at her head from close range.

The report states Blanco had been in the shop for about 30 minutes with a pregnant ex-daughter-in-law who was not identified. Whoever was behind the hit may have wanted to send an ironic final message since Blanco is the reputed originator of motorcycle assassinations.

Known as la madrina, or the Godmother, Blanco was a pioneer in the coke trafficking industry during the 1970s and early 1980s. According to law enforcement, she oversaw a billion-dollar criminal organization that transported 3,400 pounds of perico a month into the United States. She revolutionized smuggling by developing her own line of underwear with secret compartments to stuff drugs into. Blanco solidified her place in Colombian cartel lore as the mentor to Pablo Escobar.


My Voice Nation Help
56 comments
lamandingos
lamandingos

Colombians dont forget. Ever.

Just when you think everything is normal your past walks up to you and puts two slugs in your brain.  I wonder what she was thinking on the way to the hospital since she did not die instantly.

Craigley
Craigley

Fools who don't even know that Cowboys are good.  Outlaws are bad.  Stupid Dem voting fools.

soundmind
soundmind

Especially out there taking care of business like all the men did and running over them to do it. They all did the same crimes as you only difference is you are a woman.

 

soundmind
soundmind

In all reality them idiotic parents shouldn't have affiliated themselves with a "DRUG QUEEN" come on anybody in there right mind knows better. So i say R.I.P. La Madrina Queen of Cocaine you are a true legend that will never be forgotten.

dilind
dilind

Baby killing b**** got what she deserved, a double tap.  Should have been done sooner.

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

There is no heaven. No God, no angels. The only thing in your future is nothingness.

 

That prick. FuNking WASP whore. Thinking I'm some marìcon coming off a banana boat.

 

Bet you feel good, huh? Bet you feel good to kill a mother and her kids, huh, bet you feel *big

 

lamandingos
lamandingos

I can only hope that she saw the killer walking up to her. I'd feel better if she left this world knowing she was about be murdered.

 

She lived by the sword so it was time to her to die by it.

 

Two shots to the head in broad daylight.  Thats how they do it in Medellin baby.

padme_tutor
padme_tutor

you have no idea of what she was doing. she was killed. even in jail she was still working... the world goes round and she still was caught in what she left...

 

padme_tutor
padme_tutor

you all have no idea. she was a drug runner that did what she did... and what do you all do, I bet most of you smoke so shut the fuck up

305carolann
305carolann

Fucking trash - pure Colombian trash.    Burn in hell you ugly Bitch.  Who the fuck is happy when a kid gets killed?  Pure fucking evil is....   Two bullets to the head just like little Johnny. 

Champagnewishes
Champagnewishes

There is more than one bottle of champagne popping right now!! This is the best news I've heard all week and I have been waiting for this news for years. Some of you have NO CLUE what is was like during that time so stop admiring the life with your gangster garbage and PHONY RESPECT. Illiterate coke roaches. I have more gangster in my bowel movements then you've ever had in your life. Queen?? QUEEN OF NADA- ASESINA DESGRACIA. She is dead, gone and many people are happy to hear this. Que se la come el diablo, MAY THE DEVIL EAT HER.

ana2012
ana2012

all you guys are a effin idiot for thinking she was "the shit" you have no hearts and you guys think this is Grand theft Auto or some shit ya need to realize that she was Heartless and killed many innocent people INCLUDING CHILDREN don't be such d**k riders and basically HAIL her , goodness you guys are such wannabees if you guys were in those victims shoes you guys would of seen what they went thru you should respect those lives lost in her hands. Her hands are full of blood, innocent blood on top of that. Ridiculous. I am not expressing that she deserved that because not even thee most Evil people in this world deserve to die in that way , they shouldn't play God, but everything in life catches up even if you think your in the most confidential place on earth. This is Horrible but you never escape your past..... This is a kind of closure for her victims families. 

ezradv
ezradv

Newsflash... a gang member get shot. Kinda as exciting as a an accident on the 95.

floggingfernie
floggingfernie

she died the way she lived.. much better than dying in prison or in a nursing home. I still think she was a horrible human being, but who am i to judge. I hope this news gives closure to some of her victims.

Marcia Artiles
Marcia Artiles

When a man is a Godfther he is admired. When a woman is a Godmother she is villified. Not saying what she did was right, but she proved she could swim with the sharks. Anyway, Karma.

Myrantz
Myrantz

Let's say she gets what she deserves

purplemicrodot
purplemicrodot

Now she's in Hell taking it doggy style from pigs.

miami
miami

For the business she led she was a mastermind. Especially in those times where only men wore the cojones.  For us hard working citizens it is hard to understand why people would admire her, but for those who chose to live the trafficking life, she was LA MADRINA. If you crossed her you would pay the consiquences.  So for those who chose to get in the business they had to be loyal.  Loyalty is a big big part of that business. 

Dick Hartley
Dick Hartley

Lee Guerra Phantascy needs to brush up on his reading comprehension...

mycm2006
mycm2006

Rip to the queen... Ppl pass judgement if u want... But u dont know her full story her struggles and what she endured to make her that way.. She came from a 3rd wrld country where killing is everday .. Ppl dead lying in the streets. She lived the American dream... She ran shit and did nothing more than any military does when they go to war.. People refer to Hilter as a genius... Maybe... But he went out like a coward.. La madrina was a beast stood proud and master minded plans still while incarcerated.. Rip to the queen

menage_a25
menage_a25

Griselda Blanco aka "La Madrina" was a f***ing gangsta!! Nothing but respect for the life she led...well at least the money she made, especially as a female in the industria de cocaina! The Godmother was definitely one of the best! "Rivi" was a monster too....except for rattin....they were "The Truth" when it came to "hustlin" and "hits" ...puttin these new jacks to shame for sure

nafeesa27
nafeesa27

"It's hard to comprehend right now," Lmao is he serious? she murdered Lord only knows how many people and it's hard for him to comprehend?. These Latinos are primitive people indeed.

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

she didnt impress me...pablo is the real kingpin, they showed her in the new tv series that they are showing now called pablo escobar on the spanish channel

Kzm Ufc
Kzm Ufc

Bitch's dead?! Good!!!

Cristina Uribe
Cristina Uribe

Deleted my original comment because I'm not taking any chances. God only knows she still has cronies here in Miami and perhaps I'm being paranoid, but as Mai Iam said, this woman was vicious.

Mai Iam
Mai Iam

I seen her story some months back, she's was vicious!

Felix L Ricardo
Felix L Ricardo

You're attacking the wrong guy, Lee. He was responding to Oskar.

Felix L Ricardo
Felix L Ricardo

You're attacking the wrong guy, Lee. He was responding to Oskar.

Cristina Uribe
Cristina Uribe

@Lee I think your comments are meant for Oskar Papo not Anico. Anico thinks it's good she died. Just sayin'

Cristina Uribe
Cristina Uribe

@Lee I think your comments are meant for Oskar Papo not Anico. Anico thinks it's good she died. Just sayin'

Lee Guerra Phantascy
Lee Guerra Phantascy

alex she murder over 200 people women & children. family members also shoot a three year old child at a drive by wtf is wrong with you

Cristina Uribe
Cristina Uribe

Thank God! Vile bitch. Even one of her most evil hitmen blanched when she demanded he kill an entire family including toddlers. He refused. Hope she burns in hell.

Alex Anico
Alex Anico

She was awesome??! Dude wtf is wrong with you?? A murderous drug lord with no conviction is awesome to you?? Grow a brain you fool...

padme_tutor
padme_tutor

 @Champagnewishes your a tard. ya better check yourself. do you like the movie scarface... if ya do then shut yiur hole

 

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

Loading...