29 absolutely ridiculous facts about Pablo Escobar

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From his pet hippos roaming Colombia to the grisly details of his death, these fascinating Pablo Escobar facts reveal history’s most feared drug lord.
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If you haven’t yet viewed the Netflix original series Narcos, stop what you’re doing and pull out your laptop right now. Narcos stars Wagner Moura, Maurice Compote, and Boyd Holbrook, and details the rise of Pablo Escobar, the devastating Colombian kingpin who ruled the world’s most complex and far-reaching drug trade — and killed thousands in the process.

Escobar eclipses just about every drug kingpin in history. He started from nothing and in as little as a couple decades, became one of the most powerful men in the world. Along the way, he did some truly staggering things:

Want to learn more about Pablo Escobar? Check out this documentary about his life entitled ‘The King Of Coke’:

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