Frank Lucas was an American drug trafficker who passed away at the age of 88 on 30 May 2019, in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. Before his death, he was put on a chair because of a car accident. He had operated drug dealing and smuggling in Harlem during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The mafia had known for buying heroin directly from his source in the Golden Triangle in Southeast Asia. He had also reported trading drugs using the coffin of the dead servicemen. In addition, he was also featured in the Netflix documentary series Drug Lords where narrated his side of the story. Also, he appeared in the series The American gangster and Gangland.
Caption: The American gangster, Frank Lucas
Frank Lucas: Bio, Family, Career
He was born on 9 September 1930 in La Grange, North Carolina, the U.S. as the son of Mahalee and Fred Lucas. He has not revealed information on his education. Instead of that, he witnessed the murder of his cousin at the age of 12. Moreover, he later stole $400 from the company and also set the establishment on fire. After that, he returned to Harlem, he began to indulge himself in the crimes and quickly taken under the wing of gangster Bumpy Johnson.
He traveled to different countries and involved in a gang after the death of Johnson. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) told that he smuggled the drugs into the United States with the direct link from Asia’s mafia. He also reported socializing with the most powerful people in the entertainment, political, and criminal spheres. During his arrest in the mid-1970s, his house was raided where the authorities found $584,683 in cash and he later convicted of both federal and New Jersey state drug violations.
Further, for the felony, he was sentenced to 70 years in prison. He had provided evidence that led to more than 100 further drug-related convictions. As well as, he and his family put under the witness protection plan.
Frank Lucas: Personal Life & Wife
He was married to his wife Julianna Farrait-Rodriguez for more than 40 years until his death. There is no detail of their marriage or dating history. He has welcomed seven children including a daughter, Francine Lucas-Sinclair, and a son, Frank Lucas, Jr.
Additionally, his wife was also convicted for accompanying her husband’s criminal enterprise and spent five years in prison. Following her release, she separated from her husband for years. However, in 2006, she returned back to Puerto Rico and reconciled.
Caption: Frank Lucas photographed in 2007.
Source: NY Times
Frank Lucas: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
He surely had earned a hefty amount from his drug dealing and smuggling works. Further, in his career prime, he reported selling one million dollars worth of heroin a day and ventured into businesses as well. Therefore, at the time, he has an estimated net worth of over $52 million on top of a large supply of liquid assets, namely heroin. However, at the time of his demise, he had an estimated net worth of above $1 million.
It seems that he didn’t use any social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook before his death. Therefore, there are not any accounts under his name on these social media networking sites.
Frank Lucas: Body Measurements
He had a heavy body type that stands to a height of 5 feet 10 inches or 1.77 meters and weighs 82 kg. No information on his body measurements of chest, waist, and biceps. He had white-black hair color and black eyes color.
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