Medellin authorities had no indications that Griselda Blanco, the “Queen of Cocaine” who was assassinated in Colombia’s second largest city, was still involved in crime, reported local newspaper El Colombiano Tuesday.
According to the newspaper, “The Godmother” as she was also called, lived a low-profile life in the calm neighborhood of Belen without any of the exhorbitant luxury she gained while ruthlessly running the cocaine trade from Colombia to the United States in the 1970s and 1980s.
Despite her lack of criminal records from after her return to Colombia in 2004, a neighbor told the newspaper that the 69-year old drug trafficking pioneer was “more dangerous than the devil.”
Blanco was shot in the head while buying meat at a local store near the central square of the Belen neighborhood in western Medellin where she had been living since after having served 20 years in a U.S. prison.
“The Godmother” was killed by two “sicarios,” or hitmen on a motorcycle, who she — when still running the drug business — sent out to kill approximately 250 victims, including an ex-husband.