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.
April 16, 1993 |
A powerful car bomb exploded in an upscale shopping district of Bogota on Thursday, killing at least 11 people, injuring 100 and demolishing buildings and vehicles along a block-long stretch, officials said. No one claimed responsibility for the bombing, but Colombian President Cesar Gaviria, citing intelligence reports, blamed fugitive drug lord Pablo Escobar.
March 8, 1993 |
His private army shattered and his family threatened, fugitive cocaine king Pablo Escobar is coming under unprecedented pressure to surrender to authorities and put an end to the deadly war he is waging against the Colombian government. A month after a car bomb blamed on Escobar killed 20 people in downtown Bogota, nearly all of the drug lord's most trusted henchmen have been slain or captured or have surrendered.
March 4, 1993 |
The United States on Wednesday rejected a reported offer from fugitive Colombian cocaine king Pablo Escobar to surrender if Washington extends protection to his family. A statement from the U.S. Embassy in Bogota said Escobar's offer, made in written replies to questions posed by the New York Times, is unacceptable because it tries to draw the U.S. government into an internal Colombian matter.
February 20, 1993 |
The family of fugitive drug lord Pablo Escobar was stopped at the Medellin airport Friday while trying to catch a flight to Miami in an apparent effort to flee his enemies. Police said Escobar's wife, 17-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter were prevented from leaving. Colombian law requires both parents sign permission papers for minors to leave the country. Escobar, who escaped prison last July, had not signed such papers.
February 18, 1993 |
A paramilitary group dedicated to exterminating cocaine king Pablo Escobar has set fire to his collection of costly limousines and motorcycles, apparently to avenge terrorist attacks against civilians, police said Wednesday. Police said 10 armed men broke into a warehouse late Tuesday night in the south of Medellin, Escobar's hometown, poured gasoline over six Rolls-Royces, one Mercedes, one Porsche and 20 motorcycles and set them afire. The vehicles were destroyed.