Inside the Mind of Druglord George Jung

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It’s not every day that I would sit across the table from one of the world’s most notorious drug kingpins.

But one day in the summer of 1993 I did just that.

Sitting in my studio that day was a man named George Jung. He was there to discuss the book that had just been published about him, by journalist. Bruce Porter, called Blow.

Porter’s book was the basis for the 2001 movie blow starring Johnny Depp as George Jung.

So how does a small town kid from Massachusetts become a major drug lord? Jung’s answer is at once. Simple and terrifying.

So here now, from 1993, George Jung and author Bruce Porter.

Less than a year after hour interview, George Jung was arrested again, after being caught with over 1700 lb of cocaine. He was sentenced to prison, and served for nearly 20 years before his release in 2014. Jung died in 2021 at age 78.

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If you are of a certain age, there’s a good chance that you, or your kids, participated in the DARE program.

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