American Gangster Frank Lucas Dies At 88. Frank Lucas was one of America’s most drug kingpins
And was portray by Denzel Washington in the 2007 film “American Gangster,” died in New Jersey on Thursday. According to his brother Frank was being taken to a hospital for an health issue and died on the way. Lucas know for dealing heroin in Harlem in the 70s, smuggling drugs to America using the coffins of dead U.S. soldiers and naming his pyre heroin “Blue Magic.”
Frank was arrested and convicted of federal and state drug charges and sentenced to 70 years in prison, Lucas would get lesser time due to giving up names of police officers who were involved in the drug business. Frank Lucas spend 5 years in custody and lifetime parole.