George Jung

1942 - Today

George Jung

George Jacob Jung (born August 6, 1942), nicknamed Boston George and El Americano, is an American former drug trafficker and smuggler who was a major figure in the cocaine trade in the United States in the 1970s and early 1980s. Jung was a part of the Medellín Cartel, which was responsible for up to 85% of the cocaine smuggled into the United States. He specialized in the smuggling of cocaine from Colombia on a large scale. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Jung has received more than 8,583,369 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 60th most popular extremist.

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  • 19

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  • 2.81

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Among extremists, George Jung ranks 60 out of 182Before him are Ma Barker, Emily Davison, Johnny Torrio, Robert-François Damiens, Emperor Norton, and Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo. After him are Anders Behring Breivik, Hermine Braunsteiner, Boris Savinkov, Jeffrey Dahmer, Kang Kek Iew, and Friedrich Jeckeln.

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Among people born in 1942, George Jung ranks 96Before him are Jacques Dubochet, Mehran Karimi Nasseri, Christopher A. Sims, Prince Michael of Kent, Maria Kaczyńska, and Felice Gimondi. After him are Robert H. Grubbs, Donna Leon, Giuseppe Bertello, John McLaughlin, António Lobo Antunes, and Bert Sakmann.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Jung ranks 1,434 out of 12,171Before him are Sonny Rollins (1930), Charles G. Dawes (1865), Edward W. Morley (1838), Thomas J. Sargent (1943), Shia LaBeouf (1986), and Robert Wilson (1941). After him are Seymour Cassel (1935), F. Sherwood Rowland (1927), Agnes Moorehead (1900), Hal Holbrook (1925), Sam Cooke (1931), and Frank Lucas (1930).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, George Jung ranks 20Before him are Barry Seal (1939), Butch Cassidy (1866), James Earl Ray (1928), Henry Lee Lucas (1936), Timothy McVeigh (1968), and Ma Barker (1873). After him are Jeffrey Dahmer (1960), Jordan Belfort (1962), Whitey Bulger (1929), Edmund Kemper (1948), Aileen Wuornos (1956), and Gary Ridgway (1949).