“Boston” George Jung
It is hard to say that it’s a man’s desire to be poor. Some people overcome financial difficulties to achieve a more desirable life. He is a person who used his entrepreneurial spirit to achieve that gratifying life. During it all, he made millions by flying marijuana from Mexico, to buying kilos of cocaine from Pablo Escobar in Columbia. His life was made famous by being the subject of the movie, “Blow”, but was infamous for being the largest drug trafficker in the United States during the 1970’s. This is the life of “Boston” George Jung.
George Jacob Jung was born in August of 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts. Though born in Boston, George was raised primarily by his father in Weymouth, where his father owned and operated his own business. George’s father, Fred, had an extremely hard time running his business and at some point during George’s childhood, completely shut down. During this hardship, George’s mother would have breakdowns and leave George and his father for a while, only to come back a short time later. It was during this period of his life when he made the decision to never allow himself become poor or let his life deteriorate like his parents.
After graduating high school, George hit the road with his best friend “Tuna” on a search for a new life. His quest landed him in southern California where the “new-age/hippy” scene had just begun. It is here where George meets his girlfriend and is first exposed to drugs. Both unemployed, Tuna suggests that he and George make money by selling marijuana. He is later introduced to a small time local pot supplier, and George and Tuna become very successful selling locally, literally amazed by the profits they reap from so little physical work. A friend of George’s back east pays him a visit and finds out George pays sixty dollars a kilogram for the same marijuana that is being sold for $300.00 per kilogram back in Massachusetts. The wheels in George’s head began to turn and soon, Jung...