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ALPO: FRIEND AND FOE!!

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This episode about the "NOTORIOUS DRUG KINGPIN Alberto Martinez better known as "Alpo" is a Harlem-bred drug lord, of Puerto Rican descent. He rose to power in the 1980s, alongside teenage friends Rich Porter, Kamal Ibrahim, and Azie Faison"AZ". The majority of his Drug trade was centralized around the North East cities of New York City, Virginia Beach and Washington DC. Alpo was well known all over Harlem, and had a penchant for expensive clothes, jewelry, and exotic sports cars. For Fourth of July celebrations, he was known to buy upwards of $20,000 worth of fireworks. After Azie Faison was shot 7 times in a botched robbery attempt, Rich Porter and Alpo Martinez took over Drug operations in Harlem. Other main cities of operation were Washington D.C., and Virginia Beach. On the night of January 3, 1990, Martinez and an accomplice murdered Rich Porter. According to Martinez, Porter was murdered becadeath of Rich Porter, Alpo himself was later shot in D.C., supposedly by a known drug dealer named "Butter-Ball", but survived. Shortly after arriving in D.C., he would be introduced to Wayne Perry, a notorious criminal from Washington D.C., who became his enforcer. Once the two teamed up, they started committing murders to protect their criminal enterprise. Wayne Perry was later tried and convicted on multiple counts of first degree murder (because of Alpo Martinez' testimony) and is currently serving a life sentence at ADX Florence supermax. Alpo is currently serving a life sentence for 14 homicides including the murder of Rich Porter. There is also a documentary made about Alpo entitled " Game Over pt. 2 The Alpo Story".

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