About this Famous Person


Colombian Pablo ESCOBAR

born Pablo Emilio ESCOBAR GAVIRIA

Colombian drug lord and an elusive cocaine trafficker

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on December 01, 1949 in Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia
Died: on December 02, 1993 in Medellín, Colombia


Pablo Escobar was born in the town of Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia, the third of seven children to Abel de Jesús Dari Escobar, a farmer, and Hermilda Gavíria, an elementary school teacher. As a teenager on the streets of Medellín, he began his criminal career by allegedly stealing gravestones and sanding them down for resale to smugglers. His brother, Roberto Escobar, denies this, claiming that the gravestones came from cemetery owners whose clients had stopped paying for site care and that they had a relative who had a monuments business.[dead link] He studied for a short time at the University of Antioquia.

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See Also :

- Category Bandit, burglar, crook, privateer