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The “King of Cocaine” – Series of Famous People 05-01-2018

I’m starting a collection of celebrities in the recent past. Yesterday was Hitler. I saw your comments. Thank you for that. Today I will give you some Interesting facts about Pablo Escobar.

Called “The King of Cocaine,” Escobar was killed on 2 December 1993. On 1 December 1949, Pablo Escobar was born. Today called the “Cocaine King” Escobar, who was killed on 2 December 1993, would have turned 68.

Escobar is a Colombian narco-baron and a terrorist. Over 80% of drugs imported into the United States in the 1970s and 1980s came from its cartel. In the peak of its criminal empire, Medellin’s drug dealer, Pablo Escobar, has generated $ 420 million in weekly earnings, making it one of the richest narco-barons in history.

See 7 facts about Escobar shortly before his 70th birthday:

1. Escobar was born in Rionigro, Colombia. His father was a farmer, and his mother was a primary school teacher. He began his criminal career on the streets of Medellin as a teenager, writes

Pablo was ambitious from the start. He told his friends he would be a millionaire until he was 22 years old. He also wanted to become president of Colombia.

2. Before becoming a drug bar, Escobar engaged in car theft, the sale of smuggled cigarettes, and counterfeit lottery tickets and kidnappings. In the 1970s, he entered the drug trade.

In 1975 he organized the murder of local drug boss Fabio Restrepo and took control of his organization. Soon after, Escobar controlled crime in Medellin and supplied 80% of cocaine to the United States.

3. At first, cocaine was introduced into old aircraft tires. In a certain period, Escobar ranged between 70 and 80 tonnes a month of cocaine in the United States. Besides airplanes, Escobar also transported cocaine and two small submarines with remote control.

4. At its peak, the Medellin cartel injected 15 tonnes of cocaine per day into the United States. Escobar became one of the richest people in the world. Since he had much more illegal money he could not deposit in the banks, he traded huge quantities in a warehouse where about 10% of the money was eaten by rats or destroyed by water.

According to his accountant, the cartel was spending $ 2,500 a month only on elastics, which put the money in the bundles. By the mid-1980s, Escobar had become one of the most influential people in the world.

In 1989, Forbes magazine ranked him in seventh place with a personal status valued at $ 25 billion. At that time, he could kill everyone, anytime, in every place.

5. Escobar was talking to his enemies using a method called plato o plomo, meaning silver or lead. If someone stumbled on his way, he first tried to bribe him, and if it did not, then he ordered this man to be killed.

Escobar is responsible for the murders of a Colombian presidential candidate, a Chief Prosecutor, a Justice Minister, over 200 judges, over 1,000 policemen and dozens of journalists.

6. Escobar buys 20 sq km of land near the small town of Puerto Triunfo, where he builds his mansion Hacienda Napoles. Inside there is a zoo, lake and other recreational amenities for him and his family.

It is believed that cocaine coupons were held at this place, attended by the most influential and most beautiful people in Colombia. This once paradise is now in ruins.

7. Escobar creates the image of Robin Hood among poor people. He spends millions on parks, stadiums, schools, hospitals and churches in West Columbia. He even gives money to the poor through housing projects and other social initiatives.

In 1982, Escobar even entered the Colombian Parliament.

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  1. I believe the Chuck Norris movie “Delta Force II” may have been loosed based on the late Pablo Escobar. I do remember seeing documentaries of Pablo on either Discovery or History Channel that he used his money to assist the poor in his native Colombia.

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