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George Jung
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    (August 6, 1942- )
    Born in Weymouth, Massachusetts
    Drug smuggler
    Nicknamed 'Boston George'
    Began by transporting marijuana from California to the East Coast
    Then smuggled marijuana from Mexico to the US
    Later smuggled cocaine for the Medellin Cartel
    Inspired the movie 'Blow' (2001)
    He said about his early smuggling days, 'There were movie stars and rock stars. I became a pot star. I glorified in that.'
    He stole planes from private airports to use in smuggling.
    After being busted with 660 pounds of pot, he tried (unsuccessfully) to argue with the judge against being sent to jail for 'crossing an imaginary line with a bunch of plants.' (1974)
    At his peak, he was responsible for importing over 80% of the cocaine in the US.
    After a cocaine possession bust, he skipped bail (1987).
    When he and a partner were busted with 1700 pounds of marijuana, he called it 'a political setup for who I was and what I represented.' (1994)
    His high school classmates described him as 'a natural leader.'
    He refused to transport heroin.
    He was portrayed by Johnny Depp in 'Blow.'

Credit: C. Fishel

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