His brother, Roberto Escobardenies this, instead claiming that the gravestones came from cemetery owners whose clients had stopped paying for site care, and that he had a relative who had a monuments business. Escobar studied at the University for a short period, but left without obtaining a degree. Illegal drug trade in ColombiaIllegal drug trade in Panamaand Illegal drug trade in the Bahamas International drug routes.
Get daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingSee our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email THE brother of the infamous Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has revealed the ingenious smuggling methods he used to flood America with cocaine.
The brothers were the sons of a teacher and a farmer and were so poor that once Pablo was sent home from school because he had no shoes. Families were slaughtered in their beds just for living in the wrong place.
Our only weapon was our prayers. Through his dedication and guile, Pablo became a millionaire by the time he was A judicial "Truth Commission" convened by the Colombian government concluded Pablo ordered the murder of 30 judges, policemen and as many as 20 ordinary people a day, because they had fallen foul of him.
But he was generous with his money and the trucks of gifts and food he would distribute in the poorest neighbourhoods of Medellin would buy him loyalty and, to this day, a reputation among the poor as a hero.
He built churches and football pitches and kept villages alive with work from his deadly trade. In the Seventies, when Pablo decided to get into the cocaine business, America was still only dabbling in the drug. Roberto maintains Pablo fell into the business simply because contraband became too dangerous to traffic.
He could make more money with one truck loaded with cocaine than 40 carrying booze and cigarettes. There were no drug cartels and only a few drug barons, so there was plenty of business for everyone. In Peru, they bought the cocaine paste, which they refined in a laboratory in a two-storey house in Medellin.
Pablo was to become the pioneer in the use of drug mules. People became vital carriers - sometimes just travellers, at other times airline crew, and it was not uncommon for the pilot and cabin crew to be carrying drugs. He ensured loyalty by paying big money to anyone he needed, from the military and police to airport managers.
Coffee was scattered across the money because, after a while, cash develops a distinctive smell The cartel would write off 10 per cent of the money to soilage because it would lie untouched for so long that rats would eat it or it would be water damaged.
Labs employing hundreds of people were built deep in the heart of the jungle. These bases became small cities, with schools, medical centres andcanteens. One of the biggest and most efficient was a huge farm on the Venezuelan border, where the little houses were on wheels.
When a flight was due in to pick up or drop off, the houses would be wheeled back to expose a landing strip and then wheeled forward again when the plane took off. About people lived there helping produce 10, kilos of cocaine every fortnight.
Pablo even employed teams of chemists to come up with new ways of smuggling his drugs. Chemists discovered cocaine could be chemically blended into products made of plastic, metals and liquids and, when it reached the destination, the process was reversed and the cocaine purified.
Liquified cocaine was added to Chilean wine, it was mixed with flowers and chemically soaked into Colombian lumber exports. Even jeans were soaked with the liquid and the coke would be washed out at the destination. And when it was chemically blended with plastic, it was shaped in to the most ordinary items from PVC pipes to religious statues.
Pablo bought his own fleet of planes to transport the drug. Freight ships and speedboats were also used and drugs were even parachuted on to boats mid-ocean.
The answer is billions. More than any man could ever spend in a lifetime. Pablo had cornered 80 per cent of the global cocaine market. But when Pablo heard the news, he shrugged his shoulders. It was to be many years before Pablo would eventually lose it all, when his notoriety made it impossible for the Colombian and US Governments to allow him to continue.
A Colombian police task force, known as the Search Bloc, was created specifically to hunt him down and, in Decemberafter cornering him on a rooftop in Medellin, he was shot in the leg, torso, and fatally in the ear.
To this day, Roberto maintains money remains undiscovered in hiding holes and bank accounts long since forgotten.Despite its notoriety as the home of drug baron Pablo Escobar, Medellin is a modern, thriving city nestled in a scenic mountain valley.
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When he was still in school he used to steal and sell tombstones to smugglers.