Who Is Jorge Ayala? Griselda Blanco’s top enforcer

Jorge Ayala is a Colombian criminal and was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years, in 1993. He is also called the second hand of Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco. He was among the top enforcer of Griselda who also nicknamed as ‘Black Widow’ or ‘Cocaine Godmother’. Jorge led a small crew which helped him carry out various crimes and his brother Alonso Ayala, also worked as a sicario for Blanco.

Jorge Ayala Crimes

Jorge Ayala worked as a hitman for MedellĂ­n Cartel leader, Griselda Blanco, at the height of the drug wars in the 1980s. Known for his ruthlessness, Ayala committed out numerous murders on behalf of Blanco, earning a fearsome reputation within the criminal underworld. In 1979, Ayala got a job driving a truck to transport used guns from Chicago to Miami.

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His loyalty would be tested when Blanco’s empire started to crumble, forcing Ayala to make a decision that would choose his own fate in a world where trust was a limited good. He then took on a new job as an enforcer which includes harassing people who owed money to pay up.

When Did Jorge Ayala First Met With Griselda Blanco?

Jorge Ayala first met with Griselda Blanco in Miami. Griselda ordered Ayala to kill Jesus Castro, one of her former enforcers, in 1982. On May 26, 1982, Ayala and his crew killed drug-dealing married couple Alfredo and Grizel Lorenzo in their South Miami home.


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Though Griselda Blanco had initially ordered the murder of every person in the house, Ayala claims that he ensured that the children of Alfredo and Grizel Lorenzo were spared.

Jorge is said to have killed 11 members of Luis Mejia’s gang in New York City, in July 1981. He also admitted that in 1981, he took a $50,000 payment to kill a man on Blanco’s behalf while Michael, her three-year-old son was present.

Is Jorge Ayala’s Sentence Over?

No, Jorge Ayala sentence is not over yet. He pleaded guilty to three counts of murder in 1993 and received a life sentence in prison. Anyhow, there is a possibility of parole after serving 25 years. If Ayala is actually released from prison, he will face deportation back to his home country of Colombia.

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