Drug abuse and smuggling are a serious concern today. Youth are wasting their lives through this vice. Drugs bring delusions, hallucinations and can lead to mental disorders after withdrawal. As the government is trying to eradicate the issue, they are also finding Drug Lords responsible for smuggling the narcotics. These criminals make money smuggling drugs such as marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine. Even though it’s a risky affair, most drug dealers have made a fortune which amounts to millions of dollars. Here are the world’s wealthiest drug lords.

1. Pablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar was the most infamous drug dealer in the world, according to Smart Geek. He was Columbian, and it is believed that at the height of his career, he supplied about 80 percent of the cocaine in the US. He had a net worth of $30 billion, excluding money hidden all over Columbia. Before he died, Pablo turned Columbia into a death capital while trying to escape the authorities. He was responsible for over 1000 deaths through his drug network, the Medellin Cartel. Pablo murdered police officers, judges, locals and politicians as he fought his rivals. He was shot by the police in 1993 near his hometown

Net worth: $30 billion

2. Amado Carrillo Fuentes

According to Kickass Facts, Carrillo was the second in command at Juarez Cartel, before he murdered his boss Rafael Aguilar Guajardo so that he could rise to the top and be the leader of the cartel.

He smuggled massive amounts of cocaine from his Columbia to Mexico using two jets. He tried to keep a low profile, but later on, the US and Mexican government started trailing him. Upon discovering that fact, Fuentes had plastic surgery performed on him. However, as fate had it, he was killed by his bodyguards, the same way he killed his boss.

Net Worth: $25 billion

3. Frank Lucas

According to Trending Top Most, Frank Lucas was born in 1930, and he is a former heroin dealer. His drug empire stretched from New York to South-East Asia. He broke the Italian drug empire’s monopoly of dealing with cocaine and marijuana. The movie “American Gangster” by Denzel Washington is about him.

It might sound unbelievable, but Lucas would shove heroin into the coffins of dead American soldiers. He was imprisoned for about 12 years for his criminal activities.

Net Worth $52 billion

4. Griselda Blanco

Griselda was also known as the “Queen of Narco-Trafficking” or “Black Widow” according to Smart Geek. She was part of the Medellin Cartel in the 70s and early 80s. It is estimated that she took over 200 lives during her reign. In 1985, Blanco was arrested and sentenced to over 10 years in prison, but the woman still managed her drug business while behind bars. She was released in 2004 and deported to Columbia due to lack of sufficient evidence. She died on September 3, 2012.

Net Worth: $2 billion