El Chapo, Escobar and 9 other richest and most violent drug lords in the world
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Curve Digital has announced the release of a video game based on the criminal life of the famous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
The criminal life story of a world-famous criminal is sometimes so incredible that it surpasses even common sense, so it belongs in the movies. But, in addition to Pablo Escobar, the world has known at least ten equally audacious, cruel and incredibly rich drug lords.
Fortune: $50 million.
Frank Lucas is still alive, and he is 87 years old, which is extremely uncharacteristic for a criminal of his level. He made a fortune by transporting kilograms of heroin from Asia to the United States during the Vietnam War, hiding drugs in the coffins of dead American soldiers. In the 70s, he was arrested and sentenced to 70 years in prison, but he was able to turn in his accomplices, which led to more than a hundred arrests. After serving 5 years, Lucas was released, but a year later he was caught again, this time buying cocaine. Released in 1991.
Based on his biography, the film "Gangster" was shot (stills from the film above).
Jose Figueroa Agosto
Condition: 100 million dollars.
Jose Figueroa Agosto is also known under the pseudonyms Junior Capsule and Pablo Escobar of the Caribbean Islands, controlled the supply of Colombian cocaine to the United States through Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. As befits a real drug lord, in 1999, Jose escaped from prison when he was sentenced to 209 years in prison, changed his appearance several times and gave big bribes to the police so that he would not be put behind bars again. Currently, Jose is serving time, and his 100 million are in a secluded place known only to him.
Fortune: $105 million in heroin sales.
Like many drug dealers, Barnes himself was not averse to sitting on substances. He started using heroin at a young age. Then he decided that it was better to sell drugs than to buy them. And so his stormy career began.
In the 70s, he personally proclaimed himself Mr. Untouchable because of numerous arrests that led to nothing, he always managed to get out. This made him very angry with the police and the President of America Jimmy Carter.
Barnes was jailed for life. The drug dealer helped justice by working as an informant for a long time. For his long service, he was pardoned and released in 1998.
Paul Lear Alexander
Fortune: 170 million on the sale of cocaine.
Paul Lear Alexander, or simply El Parito Loco, worked at one time as an informant for the Drug Enforcement Administration. At the same time, he was actively expanding his business, surrendering competitors and establishing strong ties for his own business.
In 2010, he escaped from a Brazilian prison and is still wanted.
Freeway Rick Ross
Fortune: more than $600 million.
In the 80s, he traded crack and earned more than half a million dollars. In 1996, he was sentenced to life in prison, which was initially reduced to 20 years. As a result, he was released after 10 years for "exemplary behavior".
He is best known for suing rapper Rico Ross for using his pseudonym.
Fortune: more than 650 million dollars.
Rafael Caro Quintero is the founder of the Mexican drug cartel Guadalajara, operating in the 80s. During his criminal activities, he killed several people, including a pilot and a federal agent. He was arrested for murder in 1985 and released from a Mexican prison in 2013. However, the US government did not like that Quintero was released, and it asked to re-arrest him. At the moment, Quintero is wanted in Mexico, America and a number of other countries.
Joaquin Guzman Loera
Fortune: $1 billion.
Joaquin Guzman, or, as he is popularly called, El Chapo, is the leader of the Sinaloa cartel. His main activity was the supply of cocaine, heroin and marijuana between America and Mexico.
He is known for the fact that after the death of Osama bin Laden he became the most dangerous wanted criminal in the world. The Drug Enforcement Administration considers Guzman the most influential drug dealer in history, surpassing Pablo Escobar himself.
Despite the fact that El Chapo escaped from prison several times, he is currently in custody. The drug lord was jailed in 2016 after he met with American actor Sean Penn. This meeting helped law enforcement agencies to get on the trail of El Chapo.
Net worth: $2 billion.
Griselda Blanco was among the pioneers of the drug business, having built her empire in the 70s. She was popularly called the godmother of cocaine, and she was the head of the criminal Medellin cartel.
She is also known for being married three times, she buried all three husbands (it is believed that she shot her second husband herself). Blanco also allegedly liked to make love to men by pointing a gun at them.
In 2012, she was shot by a passing motorcyclist (who remained unknown). And it was she herself who once came up with such a way of killing while fighting with competitors.
Earned: $2.7 billion.
One of the founders of the Medellin cartel, known for multiple innovations in the drug business. I came up with a marketing campaign — "the first dose is free." At some point, Leder wanted to legalize his business and offered the President of Colombia to fully pay off the entire external debt of the country.
Amado Carrillo Fuentes
Net worth: more than $25 billion.
Amado Fuentes was nicknamed the Lord of Heaven for transporting cocaine by whole planes. Despite the fact that Fuentes always tried to stay in the shadows, the American police were trying hard to get the criminal. Because of this, the drug lord had to change his appearance with the help of plastic surgery. However, Fuentes died during surgery, apparently due to a lethal mixture of painkillers.
Net worth: $30 billion.
The name of Pablo Escobar always comes to mind when someone nearby says the word "cocaine". According to Forbes magazine, Escobar controlled 80 percent of the entire cocaine business in the world.
He is considered one of the most dangerous and violent criminals in history. He has assassinated politicians, judges, journalists, policemen and even blown up a civilian plane.
The son of a drug lord, Sebastian Marroquin (Juan Pablo Escobar), said that somehow, once again hiding from government agents, Escobar, along with his son and daughter, ended up in a high-altitude shelter. The night turned out to be extremely cold and, trying to warm his daughter and cook food, Escobar burned about $ 2 million in cash.