October 26, 2020

This dilapidated villa once served as a Caribbean getaway for drug-kingpin Pablo Escobar

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The “King of Cocaine” was the son of a poor Colombian farmer, but by the time he was 35, he was one of the world’s wealthiest men, earning $420 million a week in revenue.

At the peak of his power, infamous MedellĂ­n cartel boss , the original “,” supplied 80% of the global cocaine market and owned a number of ostentatious properties.

Here’s a look at his abandoned island compound in the Caribbean.

All photos republished with permission from Stefaan Beernaert.

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Located 22 miles from Colombia’s port city of Cartagena are the 27 small coral islands that makeup the Islas del Rosario. Google Maps/Amanda Macias/Business Insider Source: Lonely Planet

Escobar built a massive waterfront villa on the largest of the cluster islands, .

Juxtaposed with Escobar’s mansion are the approximately 800 islanders on Isla Grande who sustain themselves by fishing and farming.

Source: Atlas Obscura

For more on this story go to: http://www.businessinsider.com/caribbean-getaway-drug-kingpin-pablo-escobar-2016-11/#juxtaposed-with-escobars-mansion-are-the-approximately-800-islanders-on-isla-grande-who-sustain-themselves-by-fishing-and-farming-3

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