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6th August 1942

George Jung

Major player in the cocaine trade in the United States in the 1970s and early 1980s

George Jacob Jung, nicknamed Boston George and El Americano, was an American drug trafficker and smuggler who was a major figure in the cocaine trade in the United States in the 1970s and early 1980s. Jung was a part of the Medellín Cartel, which was responsible for up to 90% of the cocaine smuggled into the United States. He specialized in the smuggling of cocaine from Colombia on a large scale. His life story was portrayed in the biopic Blow (2001), starring Johnny Depp as Jung. Jung was released from prison on June 2, 2014, after serving nearly 20 years for drug smuggling.

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  • George Jung
  • Lived from
    1942 - 2021 (Died age 78)
  • Birthday:
    6th August 1942
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Star Sign:
    Leo
  • Place of Birth:
    Boston
  • Country:
    United States of America

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