Pablo Escobar was the wealthiest drug kingpin of all times
He was the mastermind behind over 200 car bombs in the Colombian drug wars and even organised the bombing of a commercial airliner in which 107 people died.
Who is Pablo Escobar?
- Born in 1949 in Antioquia, Colombia, Pablo Escobar became the leader of the powerful Medellin drugs cartel.
- His Medellin drugs cartel was accused of being behind up to 80 per cent of all the cocaine shipped to the US.
- Killed on a Medellin roof-top during a shoot-out as he was trying to flee from the police on 2 December 1993.
- At the height of his power, Escobar was said to be the seventh richest man in the world, with his Medellin drugs cartel thought to be behind up to 80% of all the cocaine shipped to the United States.
- Dubbed the “King of Cocaine”, he stopped at nothing to protect his drug trafficking business and was behind the murders of thousands of people.
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