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Date of Birth: Aug 6, 1942
Country: United States of America
George Jung net worth: George Jung is an American drug dealer with an estimated net worth of $10 thousand dollars. Born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, George Jung was attending the University of Southern Mississippi, when he began using marijuana. In order to pay for the marijuana, he would often sell a portion of whatever he bought. This planted the seeds of an idea for smuggling marijuana from California to New England. He was quite successful, and over the course of the next seven years, he built a large smuggling empire, and was making as much as $250,000 per month. In 1974, he was arrested with 660 pounds of marijuana and sent to jail. While in jail, he hooked up with the Medellin Cartel, and after his release, he began to smuggle cocaine. His cocaine smuggling operations made him a millionaire. He was arrested again in 1987. In 1994, he began smuggling marijuana again, but was subsequently caught. He is now serving a 15-year sentence in a prison in Texas. George Jung was made famous when Johnny Depp played him in the movie Blow.
George Jacob Jung (born August 6, 1942), nicknamed "Boston George", was a major player in the cocaine trade in the United States in the 1970s and early 1980s. Jung was a part of the Medell?-n Cartel which was responsible for up to 89 percent of the cocaine smuggled into the United States.[citation needed] He specialized in the smuggling of cocaine from Colombia on a large scale. His life story was portrayed in the 2001 film Blow, starring Johnny Depp.
Early life George Jung was born to Frederick, a German American, and Ermine (n?(C)e O'Neill) Jung, in Boston, Massachusetts, then raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Though Jung did not excel academically, he was a star football player and was described by his classmates as "a natural leader." After graduating in 1961 from Weymouth High School, Jung went to the University of Southern Mississippi. He studied for a degree in advertising. He never completed his studies. Jung began recreationally using marijuana, selling a portion of everything he bought to break even.
In 1967, after meeting with a childhood friend, Phillip Eugene Sadler, Jung realized the enormous potential for profits by smuggling the cannabis he bought in California back to New England. Jung's initial smuggling operation had the drugs being transported via his stewardess girlfriend, who would carry them in her suitcases on flights. In search of even greater profits, Jung expanded his operation to flying the drugs in from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, using airplanes stolen from private airports on Cape Cod and professional pilots. At the height of this enterprise, Jung and his associates were reportedly making $250,000 a month (equivalent to over $1.6 million today). This ended in 1974 when Jung was arrested in Chicago for smuggling 660 pounds (300 kg) of marijuana. He had been staying at the Playboy Club, where he was to meet a connection that would pick up the marijuana. The connection was arrested for heroin smuggling, however, and informed the autho

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Notorious Ex-Cocaine Kingpin George Jung Out of Prison, Living In San Francisco

Former cocaine kingpin George Jung is now in San Francisco where he will finish serving his sentence. You might not know the name George Jung at first, but perhaps this will jog your memory. In the 2001 film Blow, Johnny Depp portrays Jung, a notorious ...
Posted: June 3, 2014, 9:08 pm

Former Cocaine Kingpin George Jung Released from Prison

The infamous George Jung, whose life as a cocaine dealer was brought to the big screen when Johnny Depp portrayed him in Blow, has been released from jail, according to reports. TMZ captured a photo of Jung, a Weymouth native who spent decades in jail for ...
Posted: June 2, 2014, 5:00 pm

Is Johnny Depp Reuniting With Cocaine King Who Inspired ‘Blow’?

George Jung, the drug lord who smuggled an obscene amount of cocaine into the United States in the ’70s and ’80s and inspired the film “Blow,” was released from prison in June 2014, and for the first time since his release Jung met up with Johnny Depp.
Posted: January 19, 2015, 9:27 am
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