Griselda Blanco a.k.a La Madrina, a.k.a The Godmother; the drug kingpin during Miami's '70s and '80s era, was shot to death in Medellin by sicarios (motorcycle-riding assassins) Monday, according to Colombian press reports.
Blanco was known for her brutal massacre acts of vengeance during the Cocaine Cowboys era. A predominant figure in a time when the male dominant drug world was vicious. Blanco, 69, spent nearly 20 years behind bars in the United States for drug trafficking and three murders. In 2004, after serving her sentence, Blanco was deported to Colombia. Her whereabouts where unknown and she remained very low key.
According to the Colombian Press: El Espectador, El Tiempo and Radio Caracol, two gunmen on motorcycles opened fire as she walked out of a butcher shop in Medellin, her hometown. This homicide is being investigated.
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