George Jacob Jung, nicknamed Boston George and El Americano, is a former American drug trafficker and smuggler who was a leading figure in the United States cocaine trade in the 1970s and early 1980s. In addition, Jung was part of the Medellin Cartel, which accounted for up to 85 percent of the cocaine smuggled into the USA. Similarly, he specialized in large scale cocaine smuggling from Colombia.
He depicted his life story in the biopic Blow, starring Johnny Depp. Likewise, Jung released from prison on 2 June 2014, after serving for drug smuggling for nearly 20 years. Police arrested Jung on 6 December 2016 for violating his parole.
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George Jung: Early Life, Education, Family
George Jung was born on 6 August 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, to the German American Frederick “Fred” and Erminalia “Ermine” Jung, and raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts. While Jung did not outstand academically, he was a star football player. Besides, his classmates called him “a natural leader”. His first arrest was by an undercover police officer, for a prostitution order. Jung went to the University of Southern Mississippi, after graduating from Weymouth High School in 1961. He studied advertising for a degree but never completed his studies. Jung began using marijuana for personal use and sold a part of everything he bought to break even.
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After meeting a childhood friend in 1967, Jung realized the huge opportunity for profit offered by smuggling the cannabis he bought back to New England in California. Initially, Jung had his stewardess girlfriend carrying the drugs in their flight suitcases. In pursuit of even greater gain, he extended his operation to use aircraft stolen from private airports on Cape Cod and qualified pilots to bring the drugs in from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
George Jung: Drugs Trafficking
Jung’s cellmate at FCI Danbury during his Drug Trafficking Sentence, March 1974, was Carlos Lehder Rivas. Rivas was a young German Colombian man. He exposed Jung to the dominant and influential international drug trafficking Medellin Cartel. In exchange, Jung educated Lehder on smuggling. They went into business together in April of 1975. In addition, police arrested Jung at his Nauset Beach home, near Eastham, Massachusetts in 1987.
Besides, Jung had contributed to Strong with T in September 2014. Rafael Cimino, the film director’s nephew Michael Cimino.
George Jung: Personal life and wife
Mirtha Jung is George Jung’s first wife and one of the main friends and influencers in his drug-trafficking operations from Columbia to the US. Although Mirtha is from Cuba, she met Jung during one of the parties in Columbia. In their first year of marriage, George and Mirtha had a daughter. Likewise, even though she was pregnant, Mirtha continued to use drugs and could not leave them. Even after the birth of her daughter Kristina Sunshine Jung, Mirtha continued to use drugs and nothing changed for a while until she was arrested with drug possession.
Caption: Jung with his daughter
George Jung: Net Worth and social media
George’s net cumulative worth is $10,000 dollars. Jung was able to collect this cash was in the United States during the 1970s and 1980s through cocaine exchanges.
George Jung: Body measurements
Jung seems to have a long endomorph body type. However, any information regarding his body measurements is not available.