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A profile of bloodthristy Colombian drug dealer Griselda Blanco, known as the "Black Widow" due to her penchant for killing off her lovers, recounts Blanco's vicious crime spree and the ten-year struggle to bring her to justice
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Riveting scenes of the cocaine underworld fill Smitten's ( Twice Killed ) account of the career and capture of Blanco, a member of the Medellin drug cartel, and the sons she raised to work with her. Unfortunately the chronology of this 10-year tale occasionally is difficult to follow, a problem compounded by Smitten's rare but deceptive melodramatic flourishes. Court records and interviews with Drug Enforcement Administration agents, federal attorneys, Miami police and Blanco's acquaintances flesh out a portrait of a ruthless cocaine wholesaler whose "mules" (couriers) transported drugs in women's undergarments and shoe heels. Her propensity for violence was legendary: she bragged of murdering her husband and claimed responsibility for Miami's "Dadeland Massacre," a shootout in a mall parking lot that disposed of one of Blanco's creditors. Her audacity, too, knew no bounds: According to Smitten, when Colombia sent a ship to the "Parade of Tall Ships" at the U.S. bicentennial, Blanco loaded it with 1000 kilos of coke worth $40 million; diplomatic immunity saw most of the shipment safely into this country.
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Book Description Pocket, 1990. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110671701932
Book Description Pocket, 1990. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0671701932