George Jung

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George Jacob Jung (August 6, 1942 – May 5, 2021), nicknamed Boston George and El Americano, was an American drug trafficker and smuggler who was a major figure in the cocaine trade in the United States in the 1970s and early 1980s. Jung and his partner Carlos Lehder smuggled cocaine into the United States for the Colombian Medellín Cartel. Jung was sentenced to 70 years in prison in 1994 on conspiracy charges, but was released in 2014. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Jung has received more than 10,151,926 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. George Jung is the 55th most popular extremist (up from 59th in 2019), the 1,182nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,434th in 2019) and the 21st most popular American Extremist.

George Jung is most famous for being a drug smuggler in the 1970s. He was convicted and sentenced to 70 years in prison, but was released after serving 20 years.

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Among extremists, George Jung ranks 55 out of 205Before him are Gudrun Ensslin, Whitey Bulger, Robert-François Damiens, George Habash, James Earl Ray, and George Stinney. After him are Karl Denke, Emperor Norton, Jordan Belfort, Johnny Torrio, Pavlik Morozov, and Willi Herold.

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Among people born in 1942, George Jung ranks 80Before him are Daniel Dennett, Terry Jones, Caetano Veloso, Françoise Dorléac, Jean-Claude Trichet, and Muhammadu Buhari. After him are Hissène Habré, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, Larry Flynt, Michael York, Donna Leon, and Manolo Blahnik.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Jung ranks 1,182 out of 15,968Before him are Tess Gerritsen (1953), Elisha Otis (1811), Carl Woese (1928), Shia LaBeouf (1986), Phil Spector (1939), and Donna Reed (1921). After him are Paul Lauterbur (1929), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), Richard Donner (1930), Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967), Mario Lanza (1921), and Edith Wharton (1862).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, George Jung ranks 21Before him are Henry Lee Lucas (1936), Frank Sheeran (1920), William Kemmler (1860), Whitey Bulger (1929), James Earl Ray (1928), and George Stinney (1929). After him are Jordan Belfort (1962), Timothy McVeigh (1968), Edmund Kemper (1948), Aileen Wuornos (1956), Jeffrey Dahmer (1960), and Dennis Rader (1945).