Pablo Escobar: Money hidden in wall found in the capo’s house

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TY ‘CH’  Source 

A nephew of infamous drug lord
Pablo Escobar has said he found a plastic bag with money worth $18m (£14m)
hidden in the wall of one of his uncle’s houses.

Nicolás Escobar told Colombian
media “a vision” indicated where to look for the money in the
apartment where he lives in the city of Medellín.

He said it was not the first time
he found money in places where his uncle used to avoid capture, as Escobar reportedly
hid millions in properties.

He died in a police shootout in
1993.

At the peak of his career Escobar
was said to be the seventh richest person on the planet.

Rumours of Escobar’s hidden
fortunes have circulated in Medellín since his death, after he spent decades
waging war against the Colombian state to prevent his extradition to the United
States.

Nicolás Escobar told Colombian TV
channel Rojo Noticias he had also found a typewriter, satellite phones, gold
pen, a camera and a film roll yet to be developed.

“Every time I sat in the
dining room and looked towards the car park, I saw a man entering the place and
disappearing,” he said.

“The smell [inside] was
astonishing. A smell 100 times worse than something that had died.”

Pablo Escobar reportedly hid
money in numerous properties in Medellin, Colombia

Pablo Escobar
reportedly hid money in numerous properties in Medellín

Some of decades-old banknotes
were decayed and no longer usable, said Nicolás Escobar, who has been living in
the apartment for the last five years.

In the interview, he said he
accompanied his uncle on many occasions, and that he was once kidnapped by
individuals looking for Escobar’s whereabouts: “I was tortured for seven
hours. Two of my workers were attacked with a chainsaw.”

Who was Pablo Escobar?

Escobar was born in Rionegro,
Colombia in 1949 and established a drug cartel in Medellín in the 1970s.

At its most active, the gang
supplied an estimated 80% of the cocaine smuggled into the United States.

His wealth catapulted him into
the Forbes list of global billionaires for seven years.

After the US issued an
extradition order, Escobar resisted capture and his gang targeted politicians,
the police and journalists.

After he was arrested in 1991,
Escobar was housed in a prison of his own design, nicknamed the Cathedral,
where he continued to oversee the Medellín Cartel.

In all, Escobar is thought to be
responsible for some 4,000 deaths.

But his humble roots made him
popular among some Colombians whose support he cultivated by giving out large
amounts of cash and investing in poor neighbourhoods in Medellín.

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