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1993 - Death of Pablo Escobar

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Title: 1993 - Death of Pablo Escobar

About:  Pablo Escabar, the infamous drug-lord and narco-terrorist, was gunned down while on the run in his home city of Medellin.

The Search Bloc, a task force made up of Colombian National Police that was dedicated to locating and taking down Escobar, had been looking for the drug lord for 16 months, ever since he had escaped from La Catedral prison. Finally, a Colombian electronic surveillance team intercepted a call coming from a middle-class barrio in Medellín.

The force immediately knew it was Escobar as the call had been made to his son, Juan Pablo Escobar. It seemed that Escobar knew they were on to him, as the call was cut short. As authorities closed in, Escobar and his bodyguard “El Limón,” fled across the rooftops.

Their goal was a side street behind the row of houses, but they never made it. As they ran, the Search Bloc opened fire, shooting El Limón and Escobar as they frantically fled over the rooftops of the barrio of Los Olivos. Escobar was killed by gunshots to the leg, torso, and a fatal shot through the ear.

“Viva Colombia!” a Search Bloc soldier screamed as the gunshots subsided. “We have just killed Pablo Escobar!”

Decade: 1990s

Year: 1993

Region: Latin America

Country: Colombia

Society: Crime

Type: Historical Event

Impact: 2

Artist: Bryan Willian


Group: Genesis

Number: 93/100

Price: 0.2 ETH


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