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Old 09-04-2012, 12:23 PM
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Got interested in this story when the movie Cocaine Cowboys came out and looks like she finally hda justice served to her

http://news.yahoo.com/godmother-coca...opstories.html

Surprised she last as long as she did
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:39 PM
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I grew up in Hollywood and Miami in the late 60's/70's. I very much remember the Dadeland Mall killings. We knew there was a drug problem after that, LOL. I thought South Florida's violence was the norm everywhere, but sure fun growing up there.

On another note, I went to Hollywood Hills High School in the 70's and when I came back to visit in the 90's, all my classmates were still in Federal Prison serving their RICO sentences and the others were dead. Maybe a handful were leading normal lives and never got involved in the Miami Vice days drug trade!

Blanco was one bad bitch in the 80's.
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Kept a sail boat in N Bay Village those days. It was some wild ass drug business, banks full of cash, criminal defense lawyers millionaires overnight etc.
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Wow! I saw that movie about a month ago and couldn't stop watching. I wonder if the DEA or CIA had anything to do with it.
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Cocaine Cowboys is definately worth the watch. Incredible stuff.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by wiggreb View Post
Cocaine Cowboys is definately worth the watch. Incredible stuff.
Yes it is. I had no idea how bad it was in S Florida until I saw that show.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by wiggreb View Post
Cocaine Cowboys is definately worth the watch. Incredible stuff.
Thought same thing first time I watched it and had some folks here telling me it was pretty dog gone accurate

Lot of folks swear SHE was who the movie Scarface was made after

CC II, Hustling with the Godmother was pretty good too
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Love that show. Is it a series, I have only seen one episode if it is a series. Awesome show, scary to think that is reality.. Blanca is one tough motha, I'll bet that wagers are being paid off on this one.
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:41 PM
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Reminiscing here. Back in the 70's and early 80's I worked at two wrecker services in Miami. One was on NW 27th Ave in Liberty City, the Pork and Beans up in the 70's to 80's streets, rough neighborhood. I also wound up working the night shift at their NW Miami office out of the Ford Dealer at Dixie Hwy and NE 163rd Street. So I got to see crime scenes every night! Think AIA, the beach, Haulover Cut area, Federal Hwy all around The Jockey Club and Aventura, lots of wet lands and woods. We were responding to cars being impounded by Metro Dade and the Feds, sports cars and luxury cars all shot up, with bodies sometimes. Loaded them up and brought them to the Police Impound under escort, 8 to 10 cars with their overhead lights flashing all the way downtown, I even got paid to have all that fun and excitement!!!

Then I got a job at another wrecker service before going out on my own. That one was at NW 36th Street just east of the Airport. So think Airport stuff and downtown, all around the marinas, Key Biscayne, the causeways, Miami Beach, etc. They also had a Sweetwater office way the hell out Tamiami Trail. Lots of east side everglades recoveries of burned up vehicles, vettes, M.B.'s, BMW;s, Foreign sports cars, etc. Again, some with bodies in them and some without.

I remember very clearly to this day, at least twice a month being dispatched to meet Metro Dade units with the divers underwater recovery team. I would back up to the seawalls and they would take my free wheeled wire rope (cable) and a chain. I would winch up a 55 gallon drums, punched with large holes and the top welded back on. Bodies cut up would be inside. Picked them up and we placed them on top of the dolly tubes on back of the wreckers. Again, we would be escorted down to Miami P.D. or Metro Dade polcie depts downtown. 1/2 a dozen patrol cars in front and another 1/2 dozen in the rear. To a teen or early 20;s kid, it was like I was in the TV show Miami Vice.

Dozens and dozens of high speed chases and shootouts we were called to monthly. In the cuban section still real nice today was Coral Gables. I remember a Lamborghini Contach and a Metro Dade plain jane car getting tangled up together and crashing into a store front, the Contach was upside down when we pulled it out. That was on 42nd Strret, LeJunne Road in the Miracle Mile shopping section.

Working nights was cool back then, cause there was bascially all police calls, not much commerical towing.

For those of you who never lived there, when you watch Miami Vice the TV show, it was pretty much the way it was, except when 100 bullets flew people did get hit. Yeah some of the stories were twisted and such, but I don't think they were far off. And I do believe that because there was so much friggin money in South Florida, no one wanted to become a cop. So they eased the requirements and started hiring Dade County officers with misdeameanors and then even Felonies. I remember hearing just a couple years back the last three officers from Metro Dade retired that they hiried with felony records back in the 80's. Huge amounts of corruption and wrong doing beyond your imagination. No one knew who the players were most nights and each dept was corrupt and securtiy breaches were the norm all over South Florida.

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Hmm sounds fishy to me.
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Fuck, Democrats lost another vote...
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Love that show. Is it a series, I have only seen one episode if it is a series. Awesome show, scary to think that is reality.. Blanca is one tough motha, I'll bet that wagers are being paid off on this one.
The "Square Grouper" episode is pretty good too. It is all about Everglades City and most of the interviews are a funny cast of caracters.
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Bout time, that bitch was responsible for lots of deaths in Miami, and not only people in the drug trade. Her goons shot and killed many innocent bystanders.
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Bout time, that bitch was responsible for lots of deaths in Miami, and not only people in the drug trade. Her goons shot and killed many innocent bystanders.
It just surprised me it took this long for someone to whack her, I figured as soon as US sent her back to Columbia she would not see the dawn of the next day

Actually I figured she had just "disappeared" and nobody knew of here where about
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It just surprised me it took this long for someone to whack her, I figured as soon as US sent her back to Columbia she would not see the dawn of the next day

Actually I figured she had just "disappeared" and nobody knew of here where about

She had a lifetime of money, certainly she was in hiding in some mansion with a shit load of body guards. If I had to guess, a member of her own gang set her up to get clipped.
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Hope she says hi to Teddy K
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