Born in extreme poverty in Colombia, she grew up in Barrio, Trinidad, one of the most notorious hillside slums outside Medellin. At 14, she ran away from home. Desperate to escape the physical abuse of her mother’s boyfriends, Griselda Blanco lived on the streets, pickpocketing, looting, and even selling her body for sex.
How It All Started
In her late 20s, Blanco met Alberto Bravo, a known cocaine trafficker for the Medellin Cartel. He was one of the world’s biggest and most notorious drug runners and a subject in the hit Netflix series “Narcos.” Bravo employed Blanco to buy unrefined cocaine for him, which he then processed in empty garment factories that he converted to labs…