Making a desire, an addiction can lead a person to a number of changes and deviations in their lives. The desire to make money, the desire to become the most powerful and the richest, all these factors when reach to a certainly high extent become an addiction which becomes dangerous. There are a great many ways to earn money either legal or illegal. The quickest and the greatest money making is offered in the field of drug since a long time. There have been some big names in this business who have become blindly rich by smuggling drug most of which belong to USA. Here is a list of five biggest drug lords:
1. Joaquin El Chapo Guzman
The most happening figure in the trait of drugs in the world is none other than Joaquin Guzman Loera. He is a famous Mexican drug lord who leads the Sinaloa Cartel which is a criminal organization. As of 2003 statistics, he had become the Mexico’s top drug kingpin and the most powerful man of the world for the following years till 2011 by forbes. Popularly known as El Chapo, he provides the highest percentage of drugs including cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine and heroin. He had recently made a dramatic escape from prison but his recapture is now the news of the town today.
2. Pablo Escobar
Pablo Escobar is a name that kind of represents the phenomenon of drug business and the most experienced drug kingpins of the world. He was a Colombian drug lord who was known as the King of the Cocaine. In real, his cartel used to supply 80% of the cocaine smuggled in United States making him the wealthiest criminal in the history with a net worth of $100 billion in early 1990s. he has also been an amazing character to be covered by media through his criminal and philanthropic activities at the same time.
3. Griselda Blanco
How can we forget the name of the most courageous and criminal minded woman of the world? the queen of Narco-trafficking, the cocaine godmother, popular as La Madrina, she is none other than Griselda Blanco from Colombia. She was a drug lord in the Medellin Cartel but was caught by a mishap here related to non-payment of a shipment. She came out of the trouble soon and continued with her successful criminal business which also took her to the prison a number of times. She had between 40 to 250 murder cases on her head including one of his own husband over a business deal.
4. Osiel Cardenas Guillen
Another big name from Mexico in this world of crime, Osiel Cardenas Guillen is also a highly functional man regarding this trait. He is the former leader of Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas. Other than drug business, he is known for murders that makes him known as ‘El Mata Emigos’ or ‘The Friend Killer’. Osiel Cardenas became famous for being most violent in this trait and polluted the Mexican army for keeping his business straight and smooth. Soon he became one of the richest and the most powerful drug trafficking organization in the world.
5. Frank Lucas
Frank Lucas definitely justifies his last but not being the least thing in the list of top 5 biggest drug lords of the world. he is an American former drug lord specializing the field of Heroin. He has been in the limelight throughout his criminal activities and his tactics have been famous and copied for its brilliance and neatness. The feature film ‘American Gangster’ was based on life of Frank Lucas played by Denzel Washington. It is assumed that he used to pack heroin in the coffins of soldiers and sometimes they were also hidden in the pallets underneath.