Famous Drug Lords - List of Famous Drug Lords

When we talk of drug lords, probably the first name to crosses our minds would be of El Chapo—the most significant drug lord in history! Known for his use of sophisticated tunnels to smuggle illegal drugs from Mexico into the United States, he gained the image of a folk hero in the narcotics world. Though not as notorious as El Chapo, drug lord Jorge Alberto Rodríguez, also known as Don Cholito, was also highly dangerous in his own right. The Colombian-Puerto Rican had ordered the numerous murders of informants, witnesses, and law-enforcement officials during his reign as one of the most-wanted drug lords in the world. When we talk of the most elusive drug lords, the Colombian Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria would undoubtedly top the list. Often referred to as the "World's Greatest Outlaw", he was known for his quirky ways of eluding arrest. He was even once counted amongst the richest men in the world! While most of the drug lords are men, Griselda Blanco—known as the "Godmother of Cocaine"—gained the notoriety of being one of the few women in this illegal and dangerous field. This section provides you information about the life and crimes of notorious Drug Lords from all over the world.

The Most Famous Drug Lords

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Carlos LehderSeptember 7, 1949ColombianCarlos Lehder is a former Colombian drug lord who is currently imprisoned in United States
Julianna FarraitPuerto RicanJulianna Farrait, also known as Julie Farrait, is the wife of notorious drug dealer Frank Lucas
Al CaponeJanuary 17, 1899AmericanAl Capone was a notorious American gangster
Ross UlbrichtMarch 27, 1984AmericanRoss Ulbricht is an American former drug trafficker and darknet market operator who is currently serving a life sentence
Pablo EscobarDecember 1, 1949ColombianPablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was a notorious Colombian drug lord
Pablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar

Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was a notorious Colombian drug lord

Al Capone

Al Capone was a notorious American gangster

AmericanJanuary 17, 1899210 views

Julianna Farrait

Julianna Farrait, also known as Julie Farrait, is the wife of notorious drug dealer Frank Lucas

Puerto Rican1,110 views

Ross Ulbricht

Ross Ulbricht is an American former drug trafficker and darknet market operator who is currently serving a life sentence

AmericanMarch 27, 1984178 views

Carlos Lehder

Carlos Lehder is a former Colombian drug lord who is currently imprisoned in United States

ColombianSeptember 7, 19491,737 views