Frank Lucas, one of the most famous drug lords in American history, died Thursday night.
TMZ reports that Lucas died in New Jersey. Lucas was taken to a local hospital for an undisclosed health problem and died during the trip. In addition, Lucas's nephew, Aldwan Lbaditer, confirmed his death to Rolling Stone.
Lucas was known for his lucrative heroin operation that governed Harlem in the sixties and seventies. His story was detailed to bring drugs directly to the United States from Southeast Asia using the coffins of the soldiers who died. In an interview, Lucas claimed that he could put six to eight kilos on each coffin, a figure that has been questioned over time. The drugs were named "Blue Magic" street.
Lucas was arrested in 1975 for the DEA raid, which discovered more than $ 584,000 in cash. Finally, he was convicted of drug violations, both federal and state, and then sentenced to 70 years behind bars before becoming an informant, only serving five years initially. I would do an additional seven after returning to drug trafficking.
The life of Frank Lucas was represented in the 2007 film. American gangster by Denzel Washington. The film inspired Jay-Z's album of the same name.
He was 88 years old at the time of death.