It looks like Griselda Blanco, the godmother of cocaine, finally got what she has deserved for a long time. The 69-year-old drug lord was shot and killed by an assassin as she left a butcher’s shop in Colombia on Monday. The woman has been tied to 40 murders, so it is likely that someone finally got his revenge on her.
Blanco served almost 20 years in an American prison for drug trafficking and three murders. At one point in her criminal career, she was smuggling 3,400 pounds of cocaine a month to the United States by boat and plane. She was so obsessed with crime and the Sicilian mafia that she named her youngest son after Michael Corleone, a character played by Al Pacino in The Godfather. Naming her son after a fictitious crime boss…what a piece of work this woman was.
Her daughter-in-law, who was with Blanco at the time of the shooting, said that she was no longer involved in organized crime and had planned to sell several of her properties to make money. Even if she was done with crime, it was a little too late. She had already committed so many horrific crimes and someone wanted her dead.
The world will go on without Blanco. It will, in fact, be even a better and safer one without this woman in it. She did a lot of awful things in the past and killed many innocent people along the way. It was just a matter of time before someone sought revenge on her.