25 Facts about Griselda Blanco and The Cocaine Cowboys

Presenting a grisly list: 25 Facts about Griselda Blanco and The Cocaine Cowboys! Let’s face it,  Griselda Blanco was a bloodthirsty drug lord.  She used murder and mayhem to build her drug empire, and no one was safe from her evil ways.

Blanco committed some heinous acts. They included killing her lovers, forcing children to become mules, and people having sex with her at gunpoint. 

Interestingly, she was also remembered as a loving mother and businesswoman. There’s no denying it, Blanco was a fascinating person. So without further ado, here are 25 facts about Griselda Blanco and The Cocaine Cowboys.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones played her in a movie

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Despite the fact that the actress was not Colombian or Latina, she was still able to portray Griselda Blanco in a Lifetime movie.


She is said to have invented drive by shootings on motorcycles

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Apparently, it was so bad that Colombia made a law that said there can’t be two people riding a motorcycle near any governmental building.


She was killed by a shooter on a motorcycle

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Yes, this is very ironic but in 2012 Blanco was shot in the head outside a butcher shop. The killer was described as middle age and very calm and collected during the killing.


She named her son Michael Corleone

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It was said that Griselda Blanco was a huge movie buff and named her son, Michael Corleone, after the main character in The Godfather.


She supposedly killed her 3 husbands

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It was never proven that she did murder her men, but everyone suspected and it was because of this she was given the nicknameThe Black Widow.”

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