this day in crime history: december 2, 1993

On this date in 1993, Medellin Cartel boss Pablo Escobar was shot and killed by Colombian police. Escobar, who had been doing less-than-hard time in a luxury prison, busted out when he found out he was being moved to a prison without a hot tub. I guess having enemies brought to the prison so he could torture and murder them was more than the Colombian government was willing to tolerate. Wonders never cease. After Pablo went on the run, the Colombian police formed a special unit called the Search Bloc. The Search Bloc was tasked with only one mission: get Pablo. Which they did. With a little help from US military and intel types.

Further reading:

Wikipedia – Pablo Escobar

Killing Pablo, by Mark Bowden

7 thoughts on “this day in crime history: december 2, 1993

  1. I used to work with a guy from Medellin, he used to clone cell phones for señor Escobar. Oh man, the stories that guy could tell.


  2. John D.:
    One of he best stories that shows that such things CAN (and should) be done when it comes to those like Escobar.

    We need more “Search Bloc” units these days.

    Good call.
    Roll safe out there.


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