Griselda Blanco: Life Story Of Colombian Drug Lord 

Delve into the fascinating life story of Griselda Blanco, a Colombian drug lord known for her powerful criminal empire & complex legacy in the crime industry.

From The Start

Born in Cartagena, Colombia, she played a major role in the Miami drug wars of the 1970s and '80s, expanding a vast cocaine empire.

Early Age Hardships

Raised in Medellín, she faced hardship in a shanty slum & was involved in a kidnapping at age 11 and later in petty theft.

Drug Smuggling Pioneer

She was credited with pioneering several innovative drug smuggling techniques, including using custom-made underwear with hidden compartment. However, she was arrested in no time.


After serving time in prison for drug trafficking, she claimed to have converted to Christianity and renounced her violent past, which was a calculated move to gain sympathy.

Later, she settled in Queen's, NYC, with her three children & second husband, Alberto Bravo, a cocaine smuggler for the Medellín Cartel.

New City, New Errands

Black Widow? But why? She earned the nickname "Black Widow" because she killed both of her husbands due to business disputes.

Known As "Black Widow"

Karma Who?

On September 3, 2012, she was assassinated by motorcycle gunmen in Medellin, Colombia. The identity of her killer is still unknown.

Netflix Presents...

Films and miniseries have been based on her life story, including the Netflix show "Griselda" and the upcoming film "The Godmother," directed by Reed Morano.

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