December 3, 1993 |
Pablo Escobar, head of the notorious Medellin cocaine cartel and one of the world's most wanted fugitives, was killed Thursday in a shootout with Colombian security forces. Hundreds of soldiers and police surrounded Escobar's Medellin hide-out, which they had identified through a traced phone call, and killed the drug lord and a bodyguard in a 20-minute shootout when the two tried to escape via the roof.
December 1, 1993 |
The wife of fugitive drug lord Pablo Escobar, threatened by a death squad and rejected in her request for asylum in Germany, is pleading for any country to grant her family a haven. "Our lives are in danger in Colombia and we don't have the ability to protect ourselves from the evil of our enemies," Victoria Escobar said in an appeal carried by local media Tuesday. Mrs.
November 30, 1993 |
The government relented Monday and promised to renew protection for the family of fugitive drug lord Pablo Escobar, a day after the relatives tried and failed to find asylum abroad. The family fears a clandestine paramilitary group that has been killing Escobar's associates. They left after the government canceled their guards.
November 13, 1993 |
Police informer Ivan Custodio Barbosa de Lima, spilling the beans on bad cops in Rio, has told judicial authorities that police extorted $10 million from Pablo Escobar, the notorious king of cocaine who escaped from jail in neighboring Colombia in July, 1992. Lima said he did not participate in the crime but learned of it from former police who did.
June 5, 1993 |
Fugitive drug lord Pablo Escobar has smuggled his family out of Colombia, possibly to Europe, to protect them from vengeful enemies, security sources said Friday. The police sources said Escobar's wife, Maria Victoria Henao, his two children, Juan Pablo and Manuela, and his mother, Hermilda Gaviria, appeared to have slipped across the border to Venezuela at the end of April carrying false papers.
May 4, 1993 |
Pablo Escobar, the fugitive leader of the Medellin drug cartel, said in a letter that he would surrender to authorities if the government guaranteed his security. The letter was slipped under the door of RCN radio network offices in Medellin. It was 2 1/2 pages, handwritten, signed by Escobar and stamped with his fingerprint. "I'm willing to present myself if I'm given certain written and public guarantees," said the letter to Atty. Gen. Gustavo de Greiff.