Who is George Jung? 9 Facts about American Drug Lord That You Need To Know

Originally posted on January 24, 2020 @ 6:43 am

There are many ways to make a lot of money in a short period of time. It is in your hand what kind of job you want to do but if you are thinking, doing nine to five job, earns massive money which we don’t believe it is possible. In this article, we will be talking about a person who made incredible money from drug trafficking.

Columbia had Pablo Escobar, whereas America had George Jung, the famous drug lord. George Jung is a well-known drug dealer in the 1970s and early 1980s. At the beginning of his college days, he makes money by selling marijuana and eventually became an entrepreneur of the marijuana business. Let’s talk about how he became a marijuana dealer, and how did that happen? Here’s you need to know the unknown facts of drug lord George Jung.

George Jung is a Nutshell

George Jung is widely recognized as Boston George and EI Americano, who is an American Drug trafficker and smuggler. He started as a small-time marijuana smuggler before working with the most significant drug cartel the world had ever seen.

Image of Caption: American Drug trafficker, George Jung

Caption: American Drug trafficker, George Jung

George Jung made a living by smuggling drugs across the USA in mass quantities. Eventually, he joined the Medellin Cartel, which was responsible got up to 85% of the cocaine smuggled in the USA in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Jung First Time Faced Prison At Age 32

He was making good money from the marijuana smuggling. Later he decided to take it as business and export nationwide, including Mexico. This ended up when he got arrested with 660 pounds (around 300 kg) marijuana in Chicago and sent to Federal Correction Institution, Danbury, in 1974.

In the year, he met a cellmate Carlos Lehder who changed his life forever. Carlos Lehder was a German-Colombian who had been busted for stealing cars. The two released from jail at the same time, and later, Carlos introduced Jung to international drug smuggling Medellin Cartel.

George Jung Makes Millions Trafficking Cocaine

After releasing from the prison, Jung and his friend Carlos became a business partner and started smuggling cocaine in a low amount in the beginning. At the time, Carlos lived in Colombia and transported the coke in a suitcase from Colombian to the USA.

Subsequently, he worked with drug mafia Pablo Escobar. Then he flew 10,000 kilograms of cocaine to Colombia to the USA. At that time, his net worth was claimed to be more than $100 million, and all of that money was kept in the national bank of Panama.

Jung Arrested on His Birthday

He was running the drug business successfully until the late 1980s, but he was arrested in his home at his birthday party. George was arrested after the authorities found several pounds of cocaine in his possession but soon skipped bail. Later he took the smuggling business with an old friend for some fast cash. Unluckily, his friend was working for DEA and busted Jung.

George Jung Spent 20 Years in Prison

In 1994, George Jung was arrested with 1,754 pounds of cocaine in Topeka, Kansas. As a result, he was sentenced for 60 years in jail. When he was serving his sentence at a correctional facility in Texas, his friend Carlos Lehder was also arrested.

Luckily for Jung, he was offered a deal if he testified against Carlos, then his sentence would be reduced, in exchange for Carlos’s activities. He has been interviewed many times and told everything that he knows. But interestingly, he said that he had no idea how much cocaine trade in the world and how devastating it would become.

After serving 20 years in a Federal prison, he released on June 2nd, 2014.

George Jung’s Daughter is a Writer and Poet

Kristina Sunshine June is the only child of drug lord George Jung. Kristina was born on August 1, 1978, making her age 42. She didn’t had a normal childhood life like most other children. She was young when her parents got divorced and raised by her single addicted mother and grandparents. After the death of her grandfather, her aunt, Marie Jung, took care of her until she turned 18.

George Jung's Daughter Kristina Sunshine June is a Writer and Poet

Caption:- Kristina Sunshine June is Writer and Poet

Being the daughter of the wealthy drug dealer, she chose to live a simple life and follow her passion. According to her social media, she described herself as a writer and a poet. To date, she hasn’t published any book yet. However, she posts some of her work on her social accounts.

Furthermore, Sunshine said that she is working in a biography about her mother, Mirtha Jung, who was a drug-addicted.

George Jung and Daughter Kristina Sunshine Jung Relationship

Drug Lord George Jung and his daughter, Kristina Sunshine Jung’s relationship is not good at all. While growing up, Kristina’s father sentenced to jail for a long time and lived without her father. At the time, she visited her father several times, and eventually, she stopped. They also talked on the phone, but it seemed their relationship became worst and worst.

Image of Caption: George Jung and his daughter, Kristina Sunshine Jung

Caption: George Jung and his daughter, Kristina Sunshine Jung

After releasing from the prison in 2014, Jung tried many times to reconcile with his daughter. The reconciliation worked, and now, they have in good terms. As a result, George helped to open her clothing line called BG Apparel and merchandise.

Where is George Jung’s Wife, Mirtha Jung?

George was married to his ex-wife, Mirth Jung, who is a Spanish actress and model. In his biopic movie, “Blow,” actress Penelopez Cruz portrayed Mirtha Jung’s character. Mirtha met George in her twenties, and both have a common interest at the time, which was drugs. After dating briefly, the two got married.

But after the birth of their daughter Kristina Sunshine Jung, the couple divorced in 1984, but she never remarried. Mirtha spent three years in jail. There are no reliable sources of Mirtha Jung of her current status.


How Much is George Jung’s Net Worth in 2020?

George Jung made millions of dollars from his drug smuggling business. He made most of his money between the late 70s and early 80s. Before moving to cocaine smuggling, he made $250,000 per month from marijuana that worth over $1.6 million in 2019.

In the late 1970s, he earned $3 million to $5 million a day through his cocaine business. He had accumulated a net worth more than $100 million in that time but lost all the money after he sentenced for 20 years in jail. Now, George Jung’s estimated net worth is $10,000.

Is George Jung Still Alive?

Drug Lord George Jung,77, is not dead yet. George Jung was born on 6th August, 1942, to the late Frederick and Erminalia Jun in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in Weymouth. He studied advertising at the University of Southern Mississippi but never completed it.

Caption: The story of George Jung, the man who established the American cocaine market in the 1970s.

Reportedly, Jung is living with his partner Ronda Clay Spinello. Some sources claimed the couple is married. After his 2001 biopic film ‘Blow,’ actor Johnny Depp and Jung became friends. In the film, Johnny played the role of George Jung.

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