If you ever saw the shocking 2008 documentary Cocaine Cowboys II: Hustlin' With the Godmother , then you know exactly who Griselda “La Madrina” Blanco is.
It's being reported by Miami New Times that an assassin on a motorcycle let off two bullets into the head of the drug queen pen inside a Medellin, Colombia, butcher shop. Cristian Rios, a family friend of Blanco, confirmed reports by Colombian news outlets that Blanco succumbed to her injuries after being transported to a nearby hospital.
According to the newspaper El Colombiano, a pair of suspects riding a motorcycle stopped at the open-air butcher shop, located in the Medellin neighborhood of Belen Parque. An unknown man riding on the back of the bike got off and walked toward Blanco. He fired two shots at her head from close range.
If you're not familiar with "La Madrina"—or "The Godmother"—Blanco was a pioneer in the coke trafficking industry during the 1970s and early 1980s. According to law enforcement, she oversaw a billion-dollar criminal organization that transported 3,400 pounds of perico a month into the United States.
It's sad to say, but when you live by the sword...well, you know how that saying goes.