George "Boston George" Jung, known for work with Pablo Escobar's Medellín Cartel, is out of prison after serving 20 years.
The 71-year-old Weymouth, Mass. native, who was serving time at Fderal Correctoinal Institue, Fort Dix in Fort Dix, N.J., got into cocaine trafficking during the 1970s following an arrest for selling marijuana. It's there that he met his connection to Escobar, who he eventually began working directly with. It's rumored that, at one point, he helped supply the United States with roughly 89 percent of its cocaine.
Following his 1987 arrest, Jung was on the lam until 1994, when authorities caught him in Kansas with upwards of 1,700 pounds of cocaine. He had his 60-year sentence reduced after agreeing to cooperate with authorities, offering testimony against his original link to Escobar.
Though his release was scheduled for November, he's reportedly been remanded to a halfway house somewhere out West in time for the summer. Jung's criminal exploits were chronicled in the late Ted Demme's Blow, where he was portrayed by Johnny Depp.
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