While in jail for smuggling 660 pounds of weed in 1974, "Boston George" Jung met Colombian medicine trafficker Carlos Lehder. After they were released, they aided make Pablo Escobar the wealthiest drug lord in the world.

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Few drug dealers have ever before had the same level of connections, charisma, and also influence together American drug smuggler George Jung. Even fewer have regulated to escape death or life-long jail sentences the means “Boston George” has.

Joining pressures with Pablo Escobar’s infamous Medellín Cartel, Jung came to be largely responsible for around 80 percent of every the cocaine smuggled right into the joined States during the late 1970s and early 1980s.


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George and Rhonda Jung storage his 76th birthday in Hollywood, California in august 2018.

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Today he enjoys life together a cost-free man through no regrets. “Life’s a rodeo,” he said upon his release. “The just thing you have to do is continue to be in the saddle. And I’m ago in the saddle again.”

After learning about George Jung, read about Leo Sharp, the 87-year-old medicine trafficker behind Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Mule.’ Then, check out La Catedral, the high-end prison facility Pablo Escobar constructed for himself.