New footage shows a British tourist doing a line of cocaine off of Pablo Escobar’s grave. The late Pablo Escobar is considered the world’s most notorious drug dealer. His grave is in Itagui, Columbia.
The man in the footage takes a bag of white powder and then flips the powder onto the grave. He is seen snorting that powder up his nose.
While what he did could be considered sort of a disrespectful move, it could also be considered a tribute to the infamous drug dealer who was once the head of the Medellin Cartel.
That video was uploaded to Facebook; however, it was quickly taken down. It didn’t disappear completely, though.
The man, who is believed to be in his 30’s, has not been identified. He clearly bends down and snorts the aforementioned powder. We can only assume that it was cocaine, although there is a chance it was another white powder.
After the man snorted the alleged cocaine, he looked up at the person filming him and said that he is “Gordon Ramsey, mate”; the unidentified man was referencing the famous chef’s documentary on cocaine. That documentary aired last year.
History considers Pablo Escobar one of the more powerful drug barons ever; he operated out of Medellin, which was his hometown.
To put it mildly, Escobar exported a lot of cocaine to the United States back in the 1980’s and 1990’s. He was actually called “The King of Cocaine”.
At one point, Escobar and his cartel actually supplied 80 percent of the cocaine smuggled into the United States.
He was making billions of dollars a year exporting cocaine. In 1988, it was estimated that he was worth about $3 billion; a few years later, in the 1990’s, he was allegedly worth 30 billion dollars. In today’s market, that’s over $50 billion. He was, once upon a time, one of the wealthiest men in the world.
All good things must come to an end, however, and they came to an end for Pablo Escobar in 1993—it happened on the day after he turned 44 years old. He had escaped from prison, and he was shot by police in his hometown.
Escobar may be dead and buried, but his legend lives on via television and film. For example, the Netflix series
“Narcos” is based on the infamous drug dealer’s rise and subsequent fall. Although the crime drama has been well received by critics, Pablo Escobar’s son —Sebastian Marroquin—is not pleased with how his father was portrayed. Just last fall, he warned that the series might result in “real-life conflicts”.
Previously, Sebastian condemned the storytelling—describing it as insulting. He also pointed out almost 30 historical errors.
He might have been the “King of Cocaine”, but Pablo Escobar actually got started in his life of crime by selling fake lottery tickets and contraband cigarettes. He stole motor vehicles, as well as acted as a thief and bodyguard.
Eventually, in 1975, he would establish one of the first cocaine-smuggling routes into the US; his infiltration of the US market grew quickly due to a rising demand for the drug. In the 1980’s, 70 to 80 tons of the stuff were being shipped monthly. He mostly used planes to smuggle the drug, but submarines were also used.
He may have been a drug kingpin, but he was well liked by the poor in Medellin. While he was alive, he was good to the poor, so he was considered a hero by many. Many of the poor mourned his death, and some even considered him a saint. They prayed to him, hoping for help from the divine.
Cocaine, which is also known as coke, is commonly snorted—it can also be inhaled, however, and people inject it into their veins.
After cannabis, cocaine is the drug most commonly used in the world, and it is extremely addictive and dangerous. The nervous system stimulant directly caused over 4,000 deaths in 2013. Cocaine usage in Europe has been rising since the mid-1990’s.
The use of cocaine may lead to the development of rare connective tissue and autoimmune diseases, including lupus and vasculitis. It also leads to an increased risk of strokes and heart attacks.