UPDATE: The BBC has confirmed that Blanco was assassinated.
BREAKING. Griselda Blanco, the self described godmother of cocaine, and a woman who rained drugs and death on Miami throughout the 1970's and 1980's has been reported murdered in Medellin, Colombia. This news report is somewhat disjointed, so we will try and get some confirmation.
The history of Miami includes many characters, some good, some bad. Griselda Blanco, as bad as she was, occupies a place in this town's history. Her murder, if she was indeed killed, does little to assuage the wide swath of death and destruction she wrought in our town.
Blanco's story was the centerpiece of director Billy Corbin's Cocaine Cowboys documentary. If you new ASAs and PDs want to know the history of where you're working, Cocaine Cowboys is a good place to start.
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