Statistics About The Most Famous Drug Dealers

Statistics on the most famous drug dealers include their average age at the time of their arrest, the total estimated value of drugs trafficked, and the number of years they were active in the illegal drug trade.

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"The Medellín Cartel, led by Pablo Escobar, was responsible for up to 80% of the cocaine trafficked into the United States during the 1980s."

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"Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán successfully escaped from two high-security prisons in Mexico, first in 2001 and then in 2015."

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"Khun Sa, also known as the "Opium King," controlled up to 75% of the global heroin supply in the 1980s and 1990s."

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"Griselda Blanco, known as the "Black Widow" or "La Madrina," was a key figure in the Miami-based cocaine drug trade and responsible for over 200 murders."

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"In the 1970s, Carlos Lehder co-founded the Medellín Cartel and amassed a fortune estimated in the billions through drug trafficking."

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"Frank Lucas, an American drug trafficker, claimed to have smuggled heroin into the United States by using coffins of dead American servicemen."

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"American gangster Al Capone made money from various illegal activities including bootlegging and narcotics, amassing an estimated $100 million in annual revenue in the 1920s."

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"Mexican drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes, known as "El Señor de los Cielos," utilized a fleet of jets to transport cocaine, amassing a fortune of over $25 billion."

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"Cambodian drug lord Lo Hsing Han controlled a vast heroin network throughout Southeast Asia and was referred to as the “King of Opium.”"

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"The "Drug Kingpin" statute, enacted in 1988, authorizes severe penalties, including death, for leaders of large-scale narcotics operations."

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"The Sinaloa Cartel, considered one of the most powerful drug trafficking organizations, was founded in the mid-1980s in Mexico."

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"By the mid-1980s, the Cali Cartel in Colombia controlled nearly 90% of the world's cocaine market and dominated the international drug trade."

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"The United States spent over $1 trillion on the War on Drugs from the 1970s to 2010s, aiming to reduce illegal drug trade and consumption."

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"The DEA's Operation "Kingpin" targeted major drug cartels, leading to the arrest of 56 high-profile drug lords over 10 years."

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"Pablo Escobar, also known as "The King of Cocaine," was one of the wealthiest drug lords in history, with a net worth peaking at $30 billion in the early 1990s."

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