Medellin Cartel Pros And Cons

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Register to read the introduction… Millions of dollars were spent on luxury homes, private jets, ranches, and even historical artifacts (Drug). In 1984, Pablo Escobar was named the seventh richest man in the world (Gangster). Pablo even had his own zoo on one of his estates. It was complete with elephants, buffaloes, lions, rhinos, gazelles, hippos, camels, ostriches, and a herd of zebras. Pablo was also known for his immature, frivolous spending. He would have beauty queens to come and entertain some of his closest friends. He would sometimes have them strip completely naked and race towards a sports car. The winner would keep the car. He would also sometimes have them submit to terrible humiliations for there amusement. Some examples are shaving there heads, eating insects, and naked tree-climbing contests. He constructed a luxurious estate on a seventy-four hundred acre ranch. The land alone cost sixty-three million dollars. On the estate he built an airport and a heliport. He even had a 1930s sedan that was covered in bullet holes. He claimed it actually belonged to Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker (Bowden …show more content…
When Cesar Gaviria was elected in 1990, he made it his personal mission to take down Escobar. Colonel Hugo Martinez of the La Policia Nacional de Colombia (PNC) was leading the fight to take him down. On the same day that Galan was murdered, the PNC colonel Waldemar Franklin. Once when Pablo’s wife and kids were driving down the road, they went through a road block. They were taken into custody for questioning for several hours. His wife said that while they were there Franklin refused to let Maria give the baby a bottle of milk. Pablo claims that his death was in direct correlation with that act. Martinez was a close friend of Franklin’s. He led a bloody battle against Pablo’s sicarios. Pablo fought back with various kidnappings, murders, and bombings. All Pablo wanted was a prohibition of extradition. All Martinez and Gaviria wanted was for the most notorious gangster of our time off the streets. On April 30, 1991, Pablo’s sicarios killed Enrique Low. Low was a former justice minister. He was heavily in favor of extradition and even spoke out about it. Before his death, he was delivered a small wooden coffin with a bloody Colombian flag nailed to it. Pablo also blatantly attacked the family of President Gaviria. Fortunato Gaviria was abducted from a ranch in Pereira. He was then buried alive. After killing many hostages Pablo eventually began to release the surviving hostages. Pablo finally

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