All you need to know about Mirtha Jung First Wife of drug dealer George Jung
American drug lords and smugglers have also managed to make a name for themselves in tabloids and the news and in this case, we would take a look at George Jung and also his First Wife Mirtha Jung.
The third to know more about Mirtha Jung rose he was played by Johnny Depp in a 2001 biopic. The personal life of George Jung was at the forefront and grabbed the needed audience and media attention. Mirtha Jung his wife played by Penelope Cruz was perhaps the biggest reveal in the movie.
In the movie caught the audiences’ eye before she leaves her husband for the sake of her daughter Mirtha is shown to be a partner in crime in her husband’s smuggling business and the quest to know more about her began as she rose to fame following this biopic.
Who is George Jung
George Jung personal life has sparked an even deeper interest amongst the general public especially after the movie Blow which came out in 2001 as We are always fascinated by the lives of the rich and the famous and while some rise to fame due to show business and having a media presence.
Those who knew him in the United States referred to him as Boston George but his real name was George Jacob Jung which he was regarded as by his Colombian compadres.
He starting off as a marijuana smuggler but became one of the most famous smugglers and drug traffickers of his time.
In his early Jung was sentenced to jail for a couple of years after he was busted years for smuggling 660 pounds of marijuana. he found his cellmate and future partner Carlos Lehder in jail.
Jung left prison and was living with his parents when Carlos Lehder was released from prison contacted him. Lehder had strong Columbian connections and together with Jung decided to act on all the ideas they used to discuss in their time at the jail.
When they started very few people knew about cocaine in the United States and soon Jung became the Pablo Escobar of America. They started off by smuggling small amounts of cocaine in naive passengers’ suitcases and entering drugs from Colombia to America. He and Lehder joined the Medellin Cartel were smuggling drugs for them into America.
He met his first wife Mirtha Jung and fell in love during his time in the Medellin Cartel. Jung proved his worth in the Medellin cartel smuggling in a way they could avoid getting checked at seaports. he found a new way of smuggling drugs by dropping them on American soil through planes which proved very fruitful for the cartel.
After the partnership with Lehder disintegrated Jung partnered with Pablo Escobar which resulted in smuggling obscene amounts of cocaine into the United States and he started making millions of dollars.
He was arrested for possession of a few pounds of cocaine during a birthday party at his house after authorities got wind of his activities. He was given a reduced sentence of 20 years after he testified against Lehder. Eventually, he was released in 2014.
While Mirtha is of Cuban descent she met Jung in Columbia during one of the parties. She is the first wife of George Jung and greatly influenced in his drug trafficking activities from Columbia to the United States.
Mirtha was much younger than George Jung when they met. Mirtha was thought to be 24 when she first met George Jung what attracted her and Jung to each other was because at that time they met she was dug deep in drug abuse herself. Mirtha and soon they were married in 1976.
She managed to make millions during this time as she and her husband delved deep into the cocaine trade. It is said that Mirtha was really involved and helped Jung in smuggling drugs to America from Columbia. there are those who believe that she had a major role in his drug trade business in the late ’70s and early ’80s and not just George Jung’s first wife.
Mirtha was not only Jung’s wife but also an equal partner in his business. It was a match made in heaven as they both had one common interest at that time which was drugs.
while she was pregnant Mirtha continued to use drugs and was unable to leave them. in their first year of marriage, George and Mirtha had a daughter named Kristina Sunshine Jung in 1978.
She continued with her abuse of drugs until she was charged with possession of drugs. Mirtha was jailed for three years. Mirtha never did drugs after that again as it was in jail that she decided to transform her life and got a break from the drugs.
Upon her return, Mirtha has maintained a low profile and has stayed away from drugs, and focused on caring for her daughter and building a future for the two of them. Mirtha tries to stay out of the limelight.
After spending three years in jail Mirtha had decided to leave drugs behind to transform her life for the better. Mirtha had changed from that toxic lifestyle and in 1984 she left him and the couple divorced. Mirtha also had a lot of help and support from Kristina’s grandparents Ermine and Fredrick Jung who helped raise their granddaughter.
She really wanted to improve her life for Kristina and tried to do that after she was released from jail which was the biggest motivation behind the decision as George Jung was not ready to change or transform his life for his wife and kid.
Mirtha never married again as George Jung was the only true love of her life. However, Jung was quick to move on and married his second wife Ronda Clay Spinello Jung.
Kristina is a poet and a writer, she has a great relationship with her mother but never got a chance to love or know her dad. The story of Mirtha Jung reveals that she supported him as much as she could while they both were together and also She is An incredibly independent and strong woman.