Pablo Escobar wasn't the only prominent cocaine kingpin of the 1970s and '80s. Griselda Blanco, known as the "Godmother of Cocaine," had a peak net worth of $2 billion from smuggling drugs into the United States, namely into Miami from Colombia. In the early 1970s, Blanco set up a lingerie shop in Colombia to aid in this operation. The underwear she invented had hidden pockets designed for smuggling the drug, and many of her drug mules crossing the border wore them.
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Written by Curiosity Staff September 19, 2016
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