Are there female OC leaders? Griselda Blanco, others?

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Are there female OC leaders? Griselda Blanco, others?

Unread postby whiskeyjack » May 18th, 2008, 6:58 am

i was watching the movie revolver the other day and was wondering are there any female organized crime leaders in the world?

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Unread postby thewestside » May 18th, 2008, 4:00 pm

whiskeyjack wrote:i was watching the movie revolver the other day and was wondering are there any female organized crime leaders in the world?


Overall, it's very rare but there are a few examples.

Griselda Blanco (aka "The Black Widow) was a well known leader of a Florida drug ring that was connected to the Medellin cartel back in the 1970's and 1980's. If you ever watch the documentary Cocaine Cowboys, it talks about her.

There have been times when the wives of some Camorra bosses have become leaders of their clans when their husbands are in prison or killed.

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Unread postby Carmelo_Sicily » May 19th, 2008, 2:58 pm

the camorra, n'drangheta and sacra corona unita i believe have had some women leaders.

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Re: Are there female OC leaders?

Unread postby whiskeyjack » June 20th, 2008, 10:18 pm

i was watching this show on the history channel after work one day and it was about a gangster from the prohibition days named roco perry or something, apparently he had a wife that got wacked and she was a major part of his operations and stuff. She helped roco with booze smuggling and got into the drug market on her own. can anyone verify that?

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Re: Are there female OC leaders? Griselda Blanco, others?

Unread postby alexalonso » April 7th, 2013, 3:29 pm

Griselda Blanco was recently killed in Colombia.


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